Why People-First Leadership Works
According to a 2021 Gallup report, only 36% of employees are highly engaged in the workforce, which leaves the vast majority disengaged.
Gallup also reported that 13% of employees are actively disengaged, which means they are actively working against your organization's strategic initiatives or causing undo strife in your ranks.
While you might believe these staggeringly negative results are due to the global pandemic of 2020, think again. These numbers are UP significantly from previous years.
Gallup reports that actively engaged employees:
- yield 21% higher profitability
- are 17% more productive
- are motivated to be on-time
- are motivated to be on-task
- go the extra mile for customers, leading to higher sales and revenue.
- are happier
- report lower absenteeism
- are more loyal
Add to this the impact that these engaged employees have on their co-workers and the team environment, and it becomes clear that engaged employees are the best way to lead to better results.