"What actually drives engagement? For years we've been getting this wrong." Marcus Buckingham
According to new research by ADP Research Institute across 19 countries only about 16% of employees are fully engaged at work. That figure is even worse than the much lauded 30% figure often referenced.
"84% are just going through the motions" say Buckingham and Goodall (B&G) in a recent HBR article explaining this research (read here).
B&G argue that their research reveals that the secret to great engagement is less about culture or individual differences and more related to teams. They suggest that the most powerful factor was simply whether or not respondents reported doing most of their work on a team.
Those who did were more than twice as likely to be fully engaged as those who said they did most of their work alone.
Afterall, the team is the reality of your experience at work.