I’ve just come back from a conference in Sydney entitled Transforming Workplace Culture by Gallup. This conference explored the critical elements of what it takes to develop an engaging workplace and how to transform your workplace culture. I found it quite inspiring so here are some of my key takeaways.
Only 15% of the global workforce are engaged in their job. This means that they score highly in all areas of the Gallup Q12™ engagement survey. This tool measures the 12 elements that lead to engaged employees. Here, we are talking about emotional engagement, which is a much deeper than just satisfaction.
70% of the variability in employee engagement is down to the manager!
Gallup has produced a new book which each attendee received a copy of. This book, ‘It’s the manager’ has a synthesis of Gallup’s 30 years of research into engagement, strengths and leadership, so I’m looking forward to devouring it and applying this into my work.
Finally, as I reflect on the power of engagement and in implementing a strengths-based approach in organisations, I am reminded as a leader that the responsibility falls on my shoulders. In fact Gallup’s research has shown that over 70% of the variability in employee emotional engagement at work is down to the leader of the organisation. I have come back feeling inspired.
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