What do you see when you look around your office?
What do you see when you look around your office? A sea of dedicated employees, productively hammering away at their desks and strategically planning the future of the business?
Or a detached and underwhelmed mob of driods, clock-watching and twiddling their thumbs?
Canadian workers admit to feeling disengaged 28% of the time, according to research from Accountemps. This in turn leads to lost productivity, dwindling morale, and high turnover rates.
After asking professionals across the nation what would increase their engagement at work, 42% said better perks, such as free food, nap room and on-site gyms.
A further 31% of staff are calling for less bureaucracy, with 27% wanting more challenging work. Almost one quarter of worker ask for a lighter workload, whilst 19% want some team building exercises to get their brains in gear.
Perhaps most concerning, 13% of employees simply want a “better boss”.
“Engaged workers set the tone for a more positive, collaborative and productive organization at every level,” added David King, Canadian president of Accountemps.
“Cultivating employee commitment should be an ongoing priority for business leaders. Establish an open dialogue with your staff to learn what motivates them; allow them flexibility to explore new ideas and challenges in a culture that promotes their wellbeing, therefore encouraging a more satisfied and loyal workforce.”