How to Work With Someone Who's Disengaged
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Engagement at work is a sign of employee motivation and resulting productivity. Unfortunately, only about 13% of people globally are engaged at work, and disengaged employees cost the economy $500 billion per year. Work engagement has a direct correlation with performance.
There is a dire need to increase our ability to collaborate with disengaged and less motivated employees.
Ultimately, it is what an employee delivers that matters most, and a manager has to focus on figuring out how to get the work done.
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