Thoughts & Observations

If You’re Engaged at Work, You’re in the Minority

According to a 2012 Gallup report, only 30% of us are engaged at work.

It’s a staggering statistic given the inordinate amount of time we devote throughout our lives to working, and while I’ve heard the statistic many times before, Brynn Harrington, the Head of People Growth at Facebook, posed a simple question during the Wisdom 2.0 conference that got me thinking about it in a slightly different way:

How would our world be different if the statistic was flipped? If 70% of us were engaged at work?

It would, in fact, be profoundly different.

And that gives us something big to work towards.