Poll: Are you engaged at work? Most managers aren't, study shows

Posted at 9:33 AM, Apr 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-10 16:17:05-04

Managers who are not engaged at work are costing an estimated $77 billion annually, according to a Gallup report.

That is the cost of the impact on those they manage. The poll states that just 35 percent of U.S. managers are actually engaged.

Disengagement means they are checked out and care little about their position or the company for which they work. That disengagement trickles down to their employees, who look for guidance and follow in behavior, in what is called "the cascade effect," according to Gallup.

Employees who work for engaged managers are 59 percent more likely to be engaged, the report states.

An organization's financial success is strongly connected to engagement, Gallup said.