In a survey conducted by Psychometrics Canada, 69% of Canadian HR professionals indicated that employee engagement is a problem in their organizations. (1)
But why should leaders care about employee engagement? Because engaged employees improve business performance through many organizational measures:
Higher productivity and efficiency
More satisfied customers
Increased creativity and innovation
Better working relationships
Lower turnover and absentee rates
The problem is that many leaders operate on the assumption that money is the source of motivation when there is simply too much evidence to the contrary. Yes, of course, people need to be paid fairly and well-enough to take the issue of money off the table, but the true root of motivation is intrinsic. (2) Leaders can foster motivation without the expensive use of monetary lures or incentives.
Thrive State offers workshops to provide leaders with pragmatic and inexpensive strategies to increase employee engagement.
(Psychometrics Canada Ltd. “Control, Opportunity & Leadership: A Study of Employee Engagement in the Canadian Workplace. 2010)
Pink, Daniel H. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates US. 2009.