Big Data Myth Busters: Employee Engagement and Leadership Edition

IBM tackles the question of whether or not employees are actually engaged in their new study. The results might surprise you.

When you enter the term “employee engagement” into Google, you get 22.8 MILLION results. If you’re wondering why employee engagement is such a hot topic, consider this: According to this Fast Company article, high employee engagement is actually critical to a company’s performance and, according to Gallup, it impacts nine key performance outcomes in these ways: * 37% lower absenteeism * 25% lower turnover (in high-turnover organizations) * 65% lower turnover (in low-turnover organizations) * 28% less shrinkage * 48% fewer safety incidents * 41% fewer patient safety incidents * 41% fewer quality incidents (defects) * 10% higher…