I am willing to bet that most of our readers are familiar with all the exciting new buzzwords for the work place. Words like “gamification”, “employee engagement”, “team building” … and the list goes on and on. Basically, an entirely new industry has arisen as an attempt to raise productivity and stimulate the innovative nature of employees. There is a good reason for this new business place innovation.
According to the best available information for the year 2015, more the 70% of employees are dissatisfied and uncommitted to their work. More than $300 Billion dollars in productivity is lost each year to disengaged employees and nearly 40% of new hires leave their job due to poor initial training and job dissatisfaction.
These numbers are staggering, so it is easy to understand how and why these new concepts are gaining traction in industries across all sectors of the markets. But there is more to engagement and happiness than software and “trust falls” and that seemingly forgotten component is the environment in which people find themselves working.