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An illuminating new report into productivity in the workplace in this week’s newsletter reveals that the vast majority of UK workers identify themselves as engaged at their current job, yet one in four believe they are only productive at work less than half of the time. Fewer than one in two believe they are productive over three quarters of the time despite such a high proportion of workers claiming to be engaged in their roles.

For those that do feel engaged, enjoying their role and the work they do was cited as the most common reason, with being able to collaborate well with colleagues following closely behind. Understanding how their work fits into the wider business also ranked highly, yet less than one in ten called out having an inspiring and motivating CEO as a driver for engagement.

Feeling like their work is undervalued or not recognised was perhaps unsurprisingly the primary cause of disengagement, according to the study – with half of those currently disengaged in their roles reporting this issue. Feeling ‘burnt out’ from being overworked effects one in three%), with not making enough money also featuring prominently among those not feeling engaged at work.

Some interesting stuff here and the issues raised will be looked at in detail in our first events of 2020 in the shape of our Employee Wellbeing and Digital Workplace conferences which are running in tandem with each other next Spring.  Look forward to seeing you there.

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