Do you feel engaged at work? If you don’t, you are not alone. Around the world only 13% of employees say that they feel completely engaged at work. Half of employees are actively thinking about working somewhere else.

This post originally appeared on Work Happy Now. 

What is so great about engagement anyway? If you aren’t already craving more engagement at work or want to convince your boss that this is important, here are some reasons to focus on engagement. Engaged employees are less likely to leave their jobs and are more likely to display excellent performance. (Also read: 3 Best Ways To Show Employees They’re Appreciated)

How do we become more engaged at work? Some of the answers lie with your boss. A boss that you feel comfortable asking questions of contributes to engagement.

Strengths also contribute to more engagement at work. If your boss focuses on your strengths, you are more likely to be engaged at work. But, if YOU focus on your strengths Ayers notes that you are ‘6 times more likely to be engaged at work’.

I think we can all agree that we would prefer a positive workplace, but is there hard evidence that supports this preference? Absolutely. Positive workplace morale means people stay home less, they are more likely to put in extra hours and productivity improves. It also inspires teamwork and is the precursor to a thriving organisation. (Also read: Attend Office Parties To Boost Productivity)

Ayers, tells us more about, ‘How happy employees can lead to a happy company’, in the infographic below:

 How to Expand Employee Happiness | Work Happy Now ​ 

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(Also read: Rules Of Attraction That Make You Likeable, Other Than Physical Appearance)

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