Can the workplace impact employee engagement? A new report from Steelcase is the first to explore the relationship between engagement and the workplace, and has revealed that one out of three workers in the world is disengaged.
The Steelcase Global Report: Engagement and the Global Workplace finds that high workplace satisfaction positively correlates with high employee engagement, and employees who have greater control over their work experiences, including abundant access to private spaces, are some of the most highly engaged in the world.
The findings are the result of data collected with global research firm Ipsos from 12,480 workers in 17 countries, including South Africa. According to the study one-third of workers in 17 of the world’s most important economies are disengaged. Steelcase set out to understand if the physical workplace could be used as a strategic asset to help improve employee engagement and what changes could make the largest impact. The global report found diverse workplace experiences throughout the world and identified the factors impacting engagement, including the cultural context in which employees work.
The key findings from the global report include:
◗ Employee engagement positively correlates with workplace satisfaction.
◗ Engaged employees have more control over their experiences at work.
◗ Fixed technology exceeds mobile by 2:1.
◗ Traditional work styles persist across the globe.
◗ Cultural context influences engagement levels.
For more information about this research or to download the report, visit www.Steelcase.com.