Do you love your job or can’t wait until you find another? If it’s the latter, don’t worry, help is on the way.
Seventy-one percent of U.S. workers are not engaged or actively disengaged from their jobs.
The majority of people in organizations are disconnected from their employers and unproductive. Only one-third of Americans are actively engaged. These numbers, delivered by Gallup, have been consistent since 2000.
This means the majority of you hate your job. You’re going through the motions to collect a paycheck.
Odds are, mentally, most of you have checked out.
I’ve been lucky and enjoyed most places I worked in the high tech world. Though, there were a few stops along the way where I channeled Fred Flintstone waiting for the clock to strike 5p so I could scream Yabba Dabba Dooooo!!! Here’s a few reasons why:
- The owners hired me for my expertise and wouldn’t listen to my advice.
- Management didn’t provide resources, which they promised, to get the job done.
- My boss lied to me.
- My boss insulted me for no reason in front of others.
- Management was terrible articulating what they wanted.
The underlying theme was I hated my job because of incompetent management. The number one reason employees leave a company is because of their boss.
People join organizations and leave managers.
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What about you? When’s the last time you said, take this job and shove it and why? I’d appreciate your comments below.
“Seventy-one percent of U.S. workers are not engaged or actively disengaged from their jobs. ”
This is such a sad and disturbing statistic. But honestly it doesn’t surprise me. Most people aren’t happy with their jobs.
Like you, when I haven’t liked a job, it usually had to do with my relationship with my manager. On the other hand, it seems like I’ve had a great relationship with my manager in jobs that I liked the most. There was a mutual respect that made each relationship special.
By the way, I love the Office Space video. That movie is a classic!
Hope you’re having a great Sunday up in New York.
Exactly Greg. It’s all about the manager.
Things in NY are hot and good. ;-p
As leaders it is vital that we are constantly checking in with our teams on how they are feeling. I find it often takes something very small to shift their perspective. You won’t know if you don’t keep checking.
Beautiful point Karin. As leaders, we’re looking for that 1 degree change.
Disengage employees means low performance which leads to poor results. What I’ve observed many managers will address poor results by having employees work overtime and eliminating employees’ time for development opportunities.
Interesting. Can you give an example Rodeth?