We’ve hit a crisis point in terms of the number of people who feel passion, engagement and joy at work, according to author and corporate coach Kathleen Redmond in Newmarket, Ont. and Lois Tori, a coach, trainer and consultant with more than 15 years of experience working with senior leaders.
While one might think that in this economic climate people would be more engaged at work, in reality more people are actually becoming disengaged. Redmond calls this the “turtle effect”—people are fearful, so they tighten up. According to a recent Towers Perrin survey, only 17% of the workplace is fully engaged, that is, excited about their jobs, energized, and happy to go the extra mile.