The EIU investigates what makes workers engaged and what practical measures serve to enhance engagement. Also analysed are an individual’s geographical location and their seniority in the corporate hierarchy appearing to have a significant impact on their personal views.
- The C-suite displays a consistently “rose-tinted” view of engagement that is not shared lower down the ranks.
- A significant mismatch exists between words and deeds on engagement.
- Middle managers are not deemed responsible for employee engagement.
- In the wake of recession, Brits and Germans seem most upbeat; French and Spaniards seem most downcast.
- Long-serving staff pose the greatest engagement challenge.