9:28 am July 13, 2012, by David Markiewicz
Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers are “not fully engaged in their work” and are” struggling to cope with work situations that don’t provide sufficient support,” a new study by Towers Watson, a professional services company has found.
The reports says workers are having a hard time finding the kind of positive connection to their companies that yields consistent productivity.
The reason: “almost a decade of pressure to do more with less and respond to the challenges of global competition, ever-evolving technology and the ongoing need for strict cost management.”
Well, that about sums it up.
Employers ultimately pay the price.
“It makes companies more vulnerable to lower productivity, higher inefficiency, weaker customer service, and greater rates of absenteeism and turnover,” said Julie Gebauer, of Towers Watson.
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