The Dangers Of A Disconnected Team
An organization’s employees are its greatest asset. They drive business, innovation and profits. Moreover, happy employees are productive and help a company thrive and grow. However, sometimes staff members can experience a disconnection between their colleagues, leadership team and workplace. About 50% of staff members feel disconnected at work. This disconnection can have detrimental effects on an organization, such as turnover, loss of productivity and a lower quality of work.
Signs of a disengaged workforce include absenteeism, bad attitude, low energy, lack of enthusiasm and more. One reason why team members might feel disconnected is because they aren’t given the proper professional and educational opportunities to advance. Many working professionals wish to climb the corporate ladder and progress in their careers. If they aren’t given the opportunity to do so, they can feel stuck. What’s more, this could cause a skills shortage among workers in an organization.
Disconnection can cost companies a lot of money. When employees are disengaged with their work, it can result in lower productivity. This ultimately effects an organization’s profits in the long run and hinders its success. Micromanaging — when managers closely observe and control the work of employees — is another major reason as to why employees might feel disengaged in the workplace.
Micromanaging has a negative connotation because it can cause distrust between management and workers. Moreover, employees can experience a lack of autonomy, which means they can slowly lose interest in their job and likely won’t go the extra mile. Additionally, staff members can experience lower productivity and creativity in the workplace and may seek other job opportunities. As a result, an organization can suffer from high turnover and talent loss.
To learn more about the dangers of a disconnected workforce, see the accompanying resource.
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