Embrace Uniqueness. Increase Engagement.

Embrace Uniqueness. Increase Engagement.


Nurturing employees' unique strengths reflected in the diversity across an organization can help increase engagement. But Gallup research finds that only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work.



Gallup conducts some of the most extensive research on employee engagement. In a 2013 study on the state of employee engagement worldwide, Gallup found that only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work.

Their research shows a strong connection between employee engagement and profitability, productivity, and customer satisfaction. And they estimate that active disengagement by employees costs the U.S. economy $450 billion to $550 billion per year in lost productivity.

In their research, Gallup also found that companies with engaged employees experienced 147% higher earnings per share compared with their peers. Decades of research by Gallup on building strengths-based workplaces demonstrates that a key to unlocking employee engagement is enabling employees to work from their strengths.

Celebrating the unique strengths employees bring to their work based on their diverse backgrounds, skills, experiences, and perspectives could pave the way to increased levels of employee engagement.