Employee disengagement is bad for business and costs the UK economy £340 billion a year in lost productivity, according to Hay Group. Investing time and money in employee engagement makes business sense.
But what if your leadership isn't engaged? Peter Crush from Raconteur discusses the need to look at how the level of leadership engagement can impact the wider organisation.
Peter writes: A recent Bain & Company study found 60 percent of employees didn’t know their company’s goals, strategies and tactics, so if leaders haven’t clarified this vital ingredient for creating engagement, responsibility for poor business performance lies squarely on their shoulders.
“It’s absolutely the case leaders set the tone. It’s they who set the standard, so leaders actually need to be even more engaged,” argues Kate Cooper, head of applied research and policy at the Institute of Leadership and Management. “Even when things aren’t going well, they almost need to rise above this.”