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Fully Engaged Talent


Only 14% of people are FULLY ENGAGED at work!!!

Talk about back-up/real research to support ‘WRONG PEOPLE OFF THE BUS’!!

HR Consultant Towers Perrin surveyed 85,000 workers at large and mid-size companies in 16 countries.

THE SURVEY RESULTS: VERY FEW PEOPLE GO THE EXTRA MILE!!!

    14% (!) of workers are FULLY ENGAGED on the job (willing to go the extra mile for their employers, doing more than their job description requires, etc.)
    62% (!!) are ‘MODERATELY’ ENGAGED.
    24% (!!!!) (the remainder) are DISENGAGED!

That’s 86% of ’employees’ moderately engaged or totally disengaged.

The leader of the Towers Perrin practice in the Chicago office said the following:

“ENGAGEMENT requires a worker’s HEART as well as MIND. It involves not just an EMOTIONAL attachment to the company but also a RATIONALE way to channel those EMOTIONS to elevate a company’s performance.”

Remember: Making Progress in Meaningful Work.

Special Note: They went on to say that “ENGAGEMENT levels vary from industry to industry, but the most striking variance involves NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. NOT-FOR-PROFIT (FOR IMPACT) WORKERS TEND TO BE MORE COMMITTED THAN EMPLOYEES AT FOR-PROFIT CONCERNS BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE IN THEIR EMPLOYER’S MISSION. (My caps)

DUH?! Really?! Of course!

In the For Impact world, we already know this. We didn’t need a survey. Our PEOPLE/TALENT are, for the most part, deeply committed and fully engaged which is why we can achieve so much, with so little.