The Cost of Inaction ๐Ÿ’ธ

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This is Mariam Mushtaq from HR Brain Pickings. ๐Ÿ‘‹

In this issue, we will cover a very powerful angle to building a business case for employee engagement - by calculating the cost of employee disengagement. ๐Ÿ’ฐ


The Financial Reality of Employee Disengagement

Did you know? According to Gallup, employees who are not engaged or actively disengaged cost the world a staggering $8.8 trillion in lost productivity, equating to 11% of global GDP.

That's a number too big to ignore! ๐Ÿค‘

In our fast-paced business world, it's easy to sideline employee engagement, often seen as a 'nice-to-have' rather than a 'must-have'.

But here's the thing: By not engaging employees proactively, companies might actually already be losing money. ๐Ÿ“‰

Disengagement can sneak up on you. ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

It's like an invisible expense account that keeps growing. ๐Ÿ’ธ Think about it โ€“ higher turnover, dwindling productivity... these are not just numbers, but real challenges that can hurt your companyโ€™s bottom line in the long run.

These costs creep up silently, often unnoticed in everyday hustle and bustle, but their impact on companyโ€™s financial health is very real. ๐Ÿ’ผ

Costly Consequences

Employee disengagement can lead to some very costly consequences. Here's a breakdown:

๐Ÿ“‰ Decline in Performance

Disengagement can lead to reduced morale, impacting both individual and team performance. This isn't just a dip in numbers; it's about the overall productivity taking a hit.

๐Ÿ”„ Retention Challenges

Gallup reveals that 59% of employees are disengaged, leading to higher turnover and, you guessed it, increased recruitment costs. That's talent walking out your door!

๐Ÿš€ Missed Growth Opportunities

An disengaged workforce means stifled innovation. Gallup finds that engaged employees are 43% more innovative. Not tapping into this potential is a missed chance for growth.

๐Ÿ‘Ž Negative Impact on Company Culture

A disengaged team can lead to a demotivated work environment, impacting your ability to attract and retain top talent. This could even dent your brand reputation over time.


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It's time to crunch some numbers. While the figures we discuss here are based on Gallup's research and should be seen as ballpark estimates, they highlight the financial weight of disengagement.

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