Worldwide, four out of ten workers are disengaged. The numbers are worse in the U.S. Recent studies show that 70% of U.S. workers don’t like their job.
I don’t think this is at all reflective of the CPA profession. I talk to a lot of CPAs (at all levels inside public accounting firms) and their non-CPA employees. The over whelming majority really like their job and many say, “I love what I do.”
That being said, there seems to be a lot of unrest among the troops, especially the non-Baby Boomers.
Sylvia Vonhauser-Smith, a contributor to the Forbes blog site, shares some interesting information in her post titled, How the Best Places to work are Nailing Employee Engagement.
HR leaders bang the employee engagement drum with good reason; employees engaged in their work are likely to be motivated, to remain committed to their employer and to stay focused on achieving business goals and driving the organization’s future. Disengaged employees can drag down others and impact everything from customer services to sales, quality, productivity, retention and other business areas.
I call this the “bad apple” thing. Negative people infect others.