Annual Employee Engagement Doesn’t Work
Gallup recently reported that employee engagement levels stayed stagnant in 2015. According to their data, 32% of employees are engaged with their jobs. And this isn’t new. In fact, these levels of engagement have remained flat for the last 5 years.
The longstanding cycle of annual input from employee engagement surveys is fraught with shortcomings that only serve to further disengage your employees. Here are a few reasons why:
The data gets stale. Often, by the time leaders even see the data it can be weeks or even months old, especially in larger organizations. That data may not be a true indication of reality by the time you get your hands on it. If that’s the case, you’re making decisions based on something that’s not even relevant. You wouldn’t do this with financial data; why would you do it in this situation?