5 Principles for Inspiring Meaning in the Workplace

Guest Post by Danny Gutknecht

Inspire Happiness

The enormous waste of human potential from workers who lack enthusiasm for their jobs reveals a tragic disconnect between employees and management. Even in today’s workplaces with open office spaces, staff retreats and flattening organizational hierarchies, industries across the board still grapple with how to engage employees to become more than clock punchers.

A recent Gallup poll found more than two-thirds of employees in the U.S. are disengaged from their work and are simply putting in their time. Gallup also found that dispirited employees cost the U.S. economy up to $550 billion in lost productivity every year.