engagement30% of your staff are engaged. They like coming to work, are motivated, and contribute discretionary time and energy to the company.

50% are disengaged. They are less motivated and are less likely to invest discretionary effort in organizational goals or outcomes.

20% are actively dis-engaged. They are unhappy and unproductive at work and liable to spread negativity to coworkers.

If you focus your leadership on correcting the 20%, the 50% will start heading that way too, because that’s where the action is.

If you focus your leadership on the 30%, the 50% will start trending towards engagement, because that’s where the action is.

Leaders avoid investing in the 30% for two main reasons:

  1. They are afraid of being accused of having favorites. (source of such = the 20%)
  2. They see the 30% as doing fine and neglect investing in them.

How are you doing with the 30-50-20 rule?

Please “Reply” and let me know your thoughts (What a great way to be one of the 30%!).


P.S., For more see the Gallup Poll. Their numbers are lower (worse) than mine and probably more accurate. The message is still valid, fearlessly and unapologetically invest in your engaged staff. They will be your coalition of success.