Book Offers New Insights to Employee Engagement Problems

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( — May 26, 2017) Hudson, WI — Early in 2017, Gallup released its third “State of the American Workplace” report for the purpose of helping business leaders “optimize their attraction, retention, engagement and performance strategies in a time of extraordinary change.” The study of more than 195,600 U.S. employees came up with some dramatic findings that cut to the core of where businesses struggle today:

21% of employees strongly agree their performance is managed in a way that motivates them to do outstanding work

In other words…
Seventy nine percent of employees fail to be motivated by the leadership in their organizations.

22% of employees strongly agree the leadership of their organization has a clear direction for the organization

In other words…
Seventy eight percent of employees feel that their leaders provide no clear direction.

15% of employees strongly agree the leadership of their organization makes them enthusiastic about the future

In other words…
Eighty five percent of employees are indifferent, uninspired or pessimistic about their future with their current employers.

13% of employees strongly agree the leadership of their organization communicates effectively with the rest of the organization

In other words…
Eighty seven percent of employees have trouble communicating with their leaders.

51% of U.S. employees say they are actively looking for a new job or watching for openings

In other words…
Only forty nine percent of employees are not eager to jump ship as soon as possible.

It’s hard to imagine how a business can thrive or even survive under these conditions. Clearly, answers are needed soon in order to remedy the severe disconnection that business suffers from its most important asset: its people.

Recently, a group of leaders from a diverse mix of industries converged their talents to compile a book that answers the call for new insights into employee engagement. “Amazing Workplace: Creating the Conditions that Inspire Success” is information derived from years of hands-on experience and training. The book, edited by Linda Ruhland, is comprised of 12 individually authored chapters, each of which zooms in on an important aspect of employee engagement. Each of the authors discusses workplace success from a different perspective, all of which harmonize into a singular theme that resonates with high performance. Authors include, Jeanette Bronée, Julie Hill with Vitalia Pundyk, Jayne Sanders, Mary Hirsch, Terri Wilcox, Kit Welchlin, Ed Bogle, Dawn Morningstar, Hugh Ballou, Darrin Nelson, Billy McLaughlin, and John Hajewski. The foreword is written by Roxanne Emmerich, author of New York Times bestseller “Thank God It’s Monday!”

“Amazing Workplace: Creating the Conditions that Inspire Success” is scheduled to be released within the coming weeks. Copies may be reserved at

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