Switched on or switched off - what employee disengagement looks, feels and sounds like

July 2017

Switched on or switched off - employee disengagement

"Coming to work has been like torture over the past few months...I was engaged but my spirit has been broken by my manager."

It doesn't feel good to read this does it? Unfortunately, this comment was made by a real employee during a very real focus group. And it typifies employee disengagement at its worst.

Insync's latest research paper Switched on or switched off reveals what some of the worst examples of employee disengagement look, feel and sound like. And it's not pretty. Everything about it feels alarming and out of place. It should make all of us very uncomfortable and determined that disengagement be stamped out.

We've paired 20 of the most negative employee comments we've heard or read over the last decade together with images to depict what employee disengagement can look, feel and sound like. We've also included 20 more positive employee comments and related images, and presented these within our RAMP framework of improving employee engagement.

Click here to download our research paper Switched on or switched off: What employee disengagement looks, feels and sounds like, and what it can teach us about improving employee engagement.


Read more about our RAMP framework for improving employee engagement.

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