People & Culture, Social & Cooperation

Employee engagement and the digital workplace

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in April 2014 ……

Employee engagement is low. Very low.

Gallup revealed this to the benefit of all of us.

However, it was not a surprise to everyone. I presented the Gallup figures in a work session last week with 25 people in the room. Only 3 (myself included!) were over 30! The others were young professionals working in well-known global companies. When I displayed the slide, there was a loud gasp from one person. Who? An internal communication manager from a global company, and yes, she was well over 30.

I turned to the room and asked the other: “Does 13 % engaged surprise you?” There was a general shoulder-shrugging “no, not really”.

The digital workplace can help increase employee engagement.

I’ll write more about this later, but in the meantime here are the slides on my recent presentation. Employee engagement-digital-workplace