Why Disengaging from Your Work is Disengaging From Your Life

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There's a haunting statistic I've mentioned before regarding employee engagement. And it really gets me frazzled. Apparently,

Approximately 70% of employees are not engaged at their jobs.

 

This hurts. Everyone.

First of all, it hurts the overall success of the company. You don't have to be a rocket surgeon to understand that underperforming employees are killing your bottom line. The work isn't getting done. AND, perhaps even more important: the energy of your people is low, which creates a vicious, hard-to-break cycle.

Next, disengaged employees take a toll on the leadership of the company. Whether some of the leaders, too, are disengaged, or even if they are not-- trying to connect with and manage unengaged people is an uphill battle.

And then, of course, disengaged behavior shapes the unengaged individual.

How we do anything is how we do everything.

Essentially, it sucks to show up in a less than authentic way. You can't just zone out for 8 hours then zone back in and suddenly be awesome for your family/evening "OTHER" life.

How we do anything is how we do everything.

Maybe it seems like it's someone else's fault that we're not "connecting" with our work. Or, maybe our disengagement is simply a result of feeling burn-out. Regardless, people who are not engaged are not as happy or satisfied. Being engaged is really about being "on" not off. Being open, not closed. Being engaged is about being authentic. Being engaged is about how you show up in the world. Being engaged is about waking yourself up to reconnect who you've become and who you really want to be.

How we do anything is how we do everything.

It takes a toll being disengaged. We don't just go to work and then BECOME someone else when it's time to go home. We simply don't operate that way. Who we are at work is the same person we are at home, and it's the same person we are with our friends, and it's the same person we are on vacation, and it's the same person who likes to laugh, and contribute, and connect. At least, it can be. Wouldn't that be something?

 

 

Yours for a wake-up whenever you deem yourself ready,

Sylvia