X

Would you like to customize your experience?

We will only send you the content you are most interested in.

I'm interested in:

Not now, thanks.

Stay Up-to-date with Xceleration

The perils of disengaged employees

For firms still on the fence about whether to implement an employee incentive program, it can be helpful to fully understand the cost of disengaged workers.

For firms still on the fence about whether to implement an employee incentive program, it can be helpful to fully understand the cost of disengaged workers.

According to the Lansing Business Monthly, staff members who don't care about their jobs cost American businesses anywhere between $370 billion and $588 billion annually. However, not all types of disengagement are the same.

Some employees are both disengaged and ineffective, meaning they not only don't care about the work but they're not getting the job done. There is also the cased of the disengaged yet effective worker, and this can be more difficult to sort out.

"This is the largest and most frustrating part of the employee population," the news source explains. "They are competent at their work. They get the tasks done, but there is little or no connection or concern for the goals or values of the organization. They 'go along to get along.'"

Communication can help businesses identify ways to motivate these employees and encourage them to contribute to the firm in a more meaningful way.

What are you waiting for?
Subscribe to get the latest from our blog!