hrtechoutlook

How to Spot Low Employee Engagement in a Virtual World

HR Tech Outlook | Monday, May 03, 2021

A shift in work performance is one of the first symptoms of a disengaged employee, and it manifests itself in a variety of ways. Someone with high work standards can start missing deadlines or making careless errors.

Fremont, CA: What are the symptoms of low employee engagement? None of these are conclusive indicators of disengagement on their own. However, if any of these indicators are present, the probability that an employee is no longer engaged increases.

Employee Performance Go Downhill

A shift in work performance is one of the first symptoms of a disengaged employee, and it manifests itself in a variety of ways. Someone with high work standards can start missing deadlines or making careless errors. A highly efficient employee can end up in the middle of the pack. A disengaged employee can be less receptive to suggestions or demonstrate little desire to improve, often justifying their poor performance.

Unwilling to Change

Disengaged workers are the slowest to adapt, whether it's supporting a new company program or following a new method. They will extol the status quo or previous ways of doing things, and they will constantly and loudly express their resistance to change. They will be prone to focusing on the disruptive aspects of the transition while ignoring possible benefits.An active employee is more dedicated to and energized by the organization and its vision. Employees who are disengaged often lack the drive and energy to persevere in the face of change's challenges.

Avoiding Activities That Show an Investment in the Company

An active employee is able to participate beyond the bare minimum of their job duties and often volunteers for events that benefit the team or corporate culture. They are the ones who would join a task force or offer to train a new employee.They do these things because they care for the business and recognize the importance of helping to change the workplace. Withdrawing from these types of tasks and concentrating on doing only enough to get by is a sign of low employee involvement.This may also mean that an employee is about to leave the company. After all, why would anyone volunteer to assist the team or organization if they have no intention of staying?

Weekly Brief

Read Also