For the first time, scientists from Yale School of Management and Ross School of Business quantified the impact of poor culture and disengagement in an HBR article.
The new State of the Workplace report from Gallup provides additional insights.
In short, low engagement and workplace stress lead to:
Employee engagement, positive culture and wellbeing are the new workplace imperatives.
The research points to the four steps for managers to try:
(1) Foster social connections:
Positive social connections at work lead to better performance.
(2) Show empathy:
Compassionate leaders foster individual and collective resilience.
(3) Go out of your way to help:
Employees of self-sacrificing leaders are more cooperative and productive.
(4) Encourage people to talk to you:
Feeling safe in the workplace fuels experimentation and innovation.
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