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THE ERA OF PERSONAL AND PEER ACCOUNTABILITY [NEW REPORT]

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Laura Troyani

Laura is an entrepreneur and reporter. She loves helping companies spot new tips, tricks, and trends to improve their organizational culture. In her free time, you can catch relaxing with her two bulldogs.

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We’re excited to announce the release of our third annual Employee Engagement Report. Each year we dive into hundreds of thousands of employee responses to understand exactly what’s driving employee engagement and what could be incenting your employees to look for greener pastures elsewhere.

A new trend appeared this year that we’re excited to share: personal and peer accountability is all the rage.Tweet: Latest #EmployeeEngagement trend: personal and peer accountability is all the rage http://bit.ly/1KWEqQx via @TINYpulse

After digging into 400,000 responses from employees at over 500 organizations across the globe, we were shocked to see the impact that interpersonal relationships play in engaging (or disengaging) workers.

Here are just a couple of the unexpected findings we uncovered.

Nearly 70% of all employees do not feel that they’re completely fulfilling their job role. 

34% of these individuals looked inwards. They cited the fact that they still had opportunities to grow and learn as the reason why they aren’t able to contribute fully today. However, 23% of these respondents cited the need to constantly fight on-the-job fires rather than being able to focus in on their jobs as the reason for their less-than-stellar performance.

 

Not even one in three employees feels strongly valued on the job.

Why so much appreciation malaise? It turns out managers and leaders are too frequently focused on the negative and not the positive. As one employee noted, “Sometimes a simple ‘thank you’ can go a long way to making an employee truly feel valued. Alas, it looks like many managers and leaders out there are forgetting the Golden Rule.”

A “thank you” can go a very long way, and it looks like managers are forgetting this very simple behavior.

Ready to see what other factors are driving your employees wild with enthusiam (or nuttiness)? Check out the full report today.

Laura Troyani

Laura is an entrepreneur and reporter. She loves helping companies spot new tips, tricks, and trends to improve their organizational culture. In her free time, you can catch relaxing with her two bulldogs.

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