Confucius, a Chinese philosopher once said, “Chose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” But that was in BC 551, and things have changed ever since. In our current modern context, it is just not enough to love your job, but be loved by it as well! Indeed when a job is involving, the organizational culture is to value its employee and express it, the employees feel loved back. And that exactly creates an engaged workforce.
Statistically, a disengaged workforce can be far more detrimental to the organization than can be seen by naked eye. Lost productivity due to actively disengaged employees cost $370 billion dollars annually to US economy alone (*Gallup Management Journal, 2011). On a worldwide level, 31% of the total workforce is engaged as compared to 37% in India which is the world’s highest and 17% in China which is the world’s lowest (Employee Engagement Report, 2011; Blessing White Research ).
But beyond numbers, employee engagement has been proven to be a leading indicator of financial performance as well. Research has shown that engaged organizations have 3.9 times the earnings per share (EPS) growth rate compared to organizations with lower engagement in their same industry (Gallup Consulting). Employee engagement as a metric of business is getting more attention than ever before. And yet the topic remains elusive and even murky.
And so we present to you our weekly newsletter “TriggerU” to keep you abreast with the latest trends and ideas on employee engagement and motivation. Every Monday, we will come up with newer techniques and methods in use, expert opinions, interviews and case studies about employee engagement. Also featuring is our special section that informs you about the latest events, seminars or webinars in the industry to keep you one step ahead of your competition. Finally, we would like to re-affirm that with TriggerU, we are dedicated in our efforts for helping companies all over the world to understand what motivates their employees and truly makes them feel and say… Thank God… it’s Monday!!!