Let’s Start a Human Revolution in Business

From time to time, Bob publishes posts on LinkedIn as a way to reach new audiences with the message of Truly Human Leadership. This is his most recent post. Please click through and like and share the article on LinkedIn!

Over the past few months, there has been increasing conversation about the decreasing U.S. unemployment rate. For the most part, it’s been on a steady decline since the number of unemployed in the U.S. hit 10% during the 2009 recession.

So, if most of the country has a job now, why aren’t people happier? After all, having a job means having money, and if you have a job and money, you’re happy, right?

According to Gallup:

The American workforce has more than 100 million full-time employees. One-third of those employees are what Gallup calls engaged at work. They love their jobs and make their organization and America better every day. At the other end, 16% of employees are actively disengaged — they are miserable in the workplace and destroy what the most engaged employees build. The remaining 51% of employees are not engaged — they’re just there.

Only about one in five say their performance is managed in a way that motivates them to do outstanding work. Employees feel rather indifferent about their job and the work they are being asked to do. Organizations are not giving them compelling reasons to stay, so it should come as no surprise that most employees (91%) say the last time they changed jobs, they left their company to do so.

These statistics do not paint a picture of a workforce that is happy…

Read the rest of the article on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/lets-start-human-revolution-business-bob-chapman/

 

 

Truly Human Leadership is found throughout Barry-Wehmiller Companies, where Bob Chapman is Chairman and CEO. A $2+ billion global capital equipment and engineering consulting firm, Barry-Wehmiller’s 11,000 team members are united around a common belief: we can use the power of business to build a better world. Chapman explores that idea in his Wall Street Journal best-selling book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring For Your People Like Family, available from Penguin Random House.

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