If you want to avoid an employee break up, then focus on the engagement. According to a new Gallup study entitled “State of the American Manager: Analytics and Advice for Leaders,” 51% of managers were not engaged and 14% were actively disengaged. If this statistic isn’t staggering enough – Gallup estimates that this lack of engagement costs the U.S. economy between $319 billion and $398 billion annually! And managers aren’t the only ones unhappy – Gallup also found that approximately half of employees have left a job “to get away from a manager.”
The lack of engagement by managers, and thus their employees, is something that HR and business leaders are highly aware of, as Deloitte found that 87 percent of the 3,300 HR and business leaders from 106 countries surveyed say lack of employee engagement is a top concern.