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How Employees Impact Cultural Change

Positively impacting cultural change is a value that more and more business professionals, employees, and prospective employees are searching for in a company. Everybody wants a positive and upbeat company culture, but how do you move from a lackluster culture to a more positive atmosphere? In this post, we’ll talk about the 3 types of employees that impact cultural change, and what you can do to boost positive change.

According to Gallup, there three types of employees:

  1. Engaged:
    These employees put everything they have into their job. They’re passionate, connected to the company, and the help drive the organization forward.
  2. Not-Engaged:
    These employees are checked out. They show up for work, but go through the motions and do not necessarily put passion in their work.
  3. Actively Disengaged:
    These employees are not only checked out, they’re also making it known that they are unhappy and try to sabotage what other employees are building up.

Unfortunately, as of 2014 only 31.4% of employees are engaged, while 51% are not-engaged, and 17.5% are actively disengaged. Although engagement is at its highest since 2000, the younger the workforce gets the more not-engaged and actively disengaged workers enter the force, according to Gallup.

If you’re trying to initiate positive cultural change, it will help to put each employee in one of three buckets. Why? Because you’ll know which people can be effective change agents – those people on your team that are going to help drive change. Driving change will not work if the team is made up of not-engaged and actively disengaged employees. Accurately assessing, categorizing, and managing your staff according to the 3 buckets above is a great (and necessary) first step toward initiating change.

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