According to the new Achievers 2015 workplace report, The Greatness Gap: The State of Employee Disengagement, slightly more than half of some 800 employees surveyed in the USA and UK are unhappy at work.
Among key findings in North America:
In short, employees are often in the dark about their companies’ goals and their own value. Not surprisingly, about half of all those surveyed say they expect to be in a new job a year from now.
Of course, much of the workplace malaise that drives people to quit could be solved by a healthy dose of communication. For example, the majority of those surveyed desired feedback several times a year, with many opting for once a month. Yet about 15 % only received it once a year and nearly 20 % said they never received feedback! If leaders would simply check in with those they lead, think how much ground could be gained.
We want to hear. How often do you get performance feedback at work and, ideally, how often would you like it? If there is a gap between these two, does that gap affect your likelihood to stay with your employer? To join the conversation, click "comments" on our Community of Practice Forum.
If you would like to read more about creating a habit around masterful communication, check out our book: Be Quiet, Be Heard: The Paradox of Persuasion.