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November 15th, 2023 · 5 min read

How to convert disengaged employees into high-performers

Cost of disengaged employees

Engaged vs. disengaged employees: spotting the difference

Signs of disengaged employees

  • Silence and apathy
    When employees are disengaged, they might remain quiet during team meetings, and may not express enthusiasm or engage in work discussions.
  • Social withdrawal
    Disengaged employees tend to avoid social interactions with their colleagues and may hesitate to seek support, whether it's related to work or personal matters.
  • Limited participation
    Similarly, disengaged employees might not attend optional workplace events, and when they do, they may keep a low profile and refrain from active involvement.
  • Conflict avoidance
    Disengaged employees may exhibit people-pleasing behaviors, which can manifest as a reluctance to voice their opinions, an unwillingness to assert themselves and a hesitation to provide feedback.
  • Lackluster performance
    Disengaged employees often demonstrate a decrease in the quality of their work and may have higher rates of absenteeism.

Why employees become disengaged at work

Converting disengaged employees into high-performers

Unlock their motivations

Invest in employee learning and skills development

Prioritize career advancement and internal mobility

Take action on diversity, equity and inclusion

Engage, elevate, excel: From disengaged to valuable contributors

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