- Engaged: This type of employee works with passion and feels a profound connection to the company.
- Not Engaged: Checked out, sleepwalking through the day, putting in hours instead of energy. In other words, zombies that are eating your profitability instead of brains.
- Actively Disengaged: Simply put. People who are miserable at their jobs. They actively undermine coworkers and sabotage projects.
How would you characterize your workforce?
Most businesses right now have teams full of zombie employees. In addition to not understanding how to drive employee engagement, workplaces happen to be full of people just waiting until the economy picks up steam before they jump ship. Instead of deeply involving themselves in their work, these disengaged employees show up, put in their hours, do the minimum amount required to not get fired, and go home feeling unsatisfied and frustrated. Business leaders know it too. They feel exhausted by the thought of “herding cats” or treading water just to stay afloat.