5 great ways to shatter employee engagement

Want your employees to quit, or at least slow their productivity and ratchet back their commitment to your organization? Just mix and match these destructive behaviors.

More than 2 million people quit their job each month, and the No. 1 reason is the quality of the relationship they have with their direct supervisor.

It stands to reason, as managers are more likely to have daily interactions with employees, and they are usually the benchmark that employees use to judge a company’s culture.

However, only 32 percent of employees are truly engaged in their work, and we suspect it has something to do with these five manager behaviors that kill engagement:

1. They don’t recognize and reward employees.

A recent Interact/Harris Poll of 1,000 U.S. employees saw nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of respondents agree that not being recognized for achievements was a pressing concern in the workplace.

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