7 problems linked to employee disengagement

We often repeat: When employees are engaged, they adopt the vision, values, and purpose of the organization they work for. They become passionate contributors, innovative problem solvers, and stunning colleagues.


What if there is no employee engagement?

  1. Company culture and morale decline when the workforce doesn’t feel a connection to the organization, which leads to a greater difficulty in achieving corporate goals.
  2. Disengaged employees typically lead to poor customer interactions. A disengaged workforce directly impacts customer experience in a negative way.
  3. When an employee becomes disengaged, you may see an increase in absenteeism as they call out rather than try to negotiate their schedule.
  4. Employee disengagement is contagious. You shouldn’t ignore disengaged employees. It may start as a seemingly small problem, but disengagement is contagious. It will spread throughout the company. Bad attitudes rub off on people, and employee disengagement will get worse if you don’t address the issue immediately.
  5. Actively disengaged employees reveal unpleasant information about the company and openly seek more jobs, showing little to no effort to assist the company’s growth.
  6. Disengaged employees seldom push themselves to meet organizational goals let alone contribute to innovative practices at workplace. Since, they do not believe that their work contributes to the organization; they evade completing tasks thereby affecting team productivity.
  7. Employees who are not engaged or who are actively disengaged cost the world $7.8 trillion in lost productivity, according to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace: 2022 Report. That’s equal to 11% of global GDP.
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