Managers, we have a scary statistic for you.
You might want to sit down.
Here it goes: Seventy-one percent of America’s workforce is not engaged.
Yikes! Let that one sink in for a minute.
This alarming figure is brought to you by an infographic that (thankfully) offers a few ways you can build engagement among your staff. Here are a few ideas:
Offer flexible hours: This shows employees you trust their time management skills, and that you recognize their hard work.
Write handwritten letters: It takes time and thought to write a handwritten note, and employees will appreciate the personal gesture. Plus, it gives them a physical reminder of your appreciation that they can keep on their desks.
Create work-free areas in the office: Give employees a place they can visit to escape their desks, yet stay in a work mindset. This allows employees to take short mental breaks that can help them stay focused the rest of the day.
Allow employees to telecommute: If some employees are more productive at home or from a coffee shop, let them work from outside the office.
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