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Infographic: Finding the Intersection of Engaged and Thriving

Searching for Engagement

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Workplace stress is at an all-time high. In 2021, 44 percent of employees worldwide said they experienced stress a lot during the previous day, according to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace 2022 Report. Employee engagement and well-being remain low, and this stressful status affects workers outside of their jobs—including their health and family lives. Meanwhile, employees who are engaged at work but not thriving in their overall life have a 61 percent higher likelihood of ongoing burnout than those who are both engaged and thriving, Gallup found.



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Engaged or Enraged?

Engaged employees are highly involved in and
enthusiastic about their work. They drive performance
and innovation and move their organization forward.
“Not engaged” employees put in the time, but not the
energy or passion, Gallup found. Actively disengaged
employees, on the other hand, aren’t just unhappy—they
are resentful that their needs are not being met.

21 Percent

Currently, only 21 percent
of employees worldwide
are engaged at work.

 

 

 

Burnout Triggers

What sours an employee against his or her job? According to Gallup’s report on how to prevent employee burnout, five factors are responsible for making work especially miserable.

 

Unfair treatment
at work

Unfair treatment
at work

 

Unmanageable workload

Unmanageable
workload

 

Unclear communication from managers

Unclear communication
from managers

 

Unreasonable time pressure

Unreasonable
time pressure

Lack of manager support

Lack of
manager support

How to fix it? Employees who feel supported by their manager are about 70 percent less likely to experience burnout regularly.

Emotional Check-In

Employees’ negative emotions reached an all-time high in 2020. While 2021 saw a slight decline in most, Gallup found that these emotional extremes remain above pre-pandemic levels. Women in the workforce consistently reported higher levels of stress than their male peers (47 percent and 42 percent, respectively).

How many employees experienced the following feelings throughout a lot of the day yesterday?

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44%
Stress

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40%
Worry

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23%
Sadness

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21%
Anger

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