This percentage shocks us, but it does not come as a surprise. We believe this percentage should be brought down. All Brands Matter digs deeper into this research to find out how we can make people happier in their workplace.
The statistic of 80% is a global average. Gallup calculated how high the engagement rate of employers is divided over 11 areas all over the globe. Engagement is key to a happy workplace. As an employee you need to feel that at least some of your work matters, that you feel appreciated as a person, and that you’re able to do something that makes sense to you.
The sense of engagement is decided by different aspects of your job. Do you feel people listen to what you say? How do you feel in the workplace? What is the culture like within the company? But also, do you feel the relationship between your boss and the company is mutual?
You could say it has to do with the actual human factor within an organisation.Just like any other relationship it’s a matter of giving and taking. Whenever this aspect is out of balance, eventually the giving party suffers.
Some people live right across the street from work, but for a lot of people it’s not like that. This can be due to your financial situation, a partner’s job, no (affordable) housing available, you name it. There are dozens of reasons.
If you have a special skill-set an organisation will want to use that skill-set because it is profitable. There is nothing wrong with that of course, but what if your ambitions are higher, and you never get the chance to develop within the company? For a lot of people developing is as important as a good salary.
Not everyone lives in a city center. Commuting can play a big factor if it means you have 2 hours less per day at home. Maybe investing in a car is something you don’t want or are simply not able to.
If you feel everybody around you is running their lives with ease and you can’t figure anything out, and you think… “Maybe it’s just me? Maybe I should just work harder.” While time slowly passes by and nothing ever changes.
What happens with a new employer? Maybe your situation will become even worse. At least in this company you have that one colleague that you have became very good friends with. You want to risk losing that?
Whether you have kids, are paying off your mortgage or student loan, maintaining that expensive hobby, there are always reasons. Are these enough reasons for you to not take any risks with applying for something else?
This doesn’t account that it can be scary to take such a leap. Thinking about running your own business might seem scary for all the right reasons.
But are you aware that wherever you may be in life, you already overcame fear atleast a thousand times? Maybe you were afraid of the dark, or strangers, never fitting in, learning how to drive a car or ride a bike, finding a partner, petting a dog or a cat, you name it. You have already conquered all these fears.
How? By stepping out of your comfort zone and to just do it.
We simply love small businesses and start-ups. The first steps and the growth makes our heart beat faster. If you can present your business with pride, half of the work is already done.
Your business should express that you are the one most suitable to get the job done. To achieve this you want to stand-out compared to your competitors. We start with a beautiful logo, a set of suitable colours and typography.
For some businesses, the only way to reach their target-group is through social media. We offer complete packages for your business. This way you’ll stand out from the crowd. We help you plan your wall, stories and your strategy.
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