There’s a killer in the midst of your business, stalking the hallways and slowly sucking the life out of your team’s motivation, loyalty, and productivity.
Do they need lavish bonuses? Over the top perks? Unfortunately, the biggest issue facing your workforce is far from exciting.
The modern workforce is bored.
A lack of engagement and a lack of recognition for the work they put in are the most common reasons given at exit interviews by Millennial workers—a group who will make up 50% of the workforce by 2020.
These disengaged workers are costing businesses big time. In the U.S. alone, it’s estimated businesses are hit with $450–$550 billion in lost productivity.
So what do we do? Throw up our hands and accept the fact that we’re dealing with a zombie workforce shuffling through the day staring at the clock? Not a chance.