Low productivity is threatening Australia’s living standards and businesses across many industries are struggling with weak productivity often caused by disengaged workforces.
A new study by organisational consulting firm SACS Consulting shows the variance in engagement levels of Australia’s workers across different industries.
Worker engagement is recognised in business and psychology as a proxy for productivity at the organisation level – engagement is causally tied to profitability and customer satisfaction.
SACS Consulting in collaboration with Deakin University researchers Simon Albrecht and Emil Breidahl surveyed more than 2600 Australian employees from a range of organisations and employment sectors.
The number of employees involved makes this one of the biggest studies into workplace engagement in Australia’s history.