Engagement consultancy Kenexa published a report that claimed 20 million people are not fully engaged at work, which is costing up to £26 billion a year in lost productivity.
As a result, more than 20 chief executives from firms including Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's and BAE Systems have written an open letter that will be presented at a business summit today (November 12th) to urge companies to think more carefully about how they manage motivation.
Only a third of respondents to the poll said they are actively engaged and two-thirds think they have much more to offer.
"We invite UK plc to join this movement for better engagement at work, so we all raise our game to meet the challenges ahead," the letter said.
With the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's new jobs forecast suggesting that the number of people in work is set to grow this month and next, many Britons could already be thinking of moving on to a new company.
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Posted by Wayne Bly
Source: The Sales Executive News