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Engagement: A Skills-Based Business Practice

[Published LinkedIn Article] The statistics abound. A recent Gallup poll tells us that only a third of our employees, globally, feel a level of meaningful engagement at work. Engaged teams demonstrate 21% greater profitability due to more time in the office and less turnover. They perform more strongly when they are heard and when empathy and trust abound. If we add millennial data onto this, the findings are even more startling. And meanwhile, the average turnover cost is $15,000 per employee. So what are we missing in the way we lead our teams that drives 70% disengagement? The research highlights the importance of values-based leadership, transparency and wellness programs that are ro