According to a new Gallup poll, workers worldwide are experiencing high levels of stress, disengagement, and conflicts with their bosses. The survey, titled "State of the Global Workplace 2023," revealed that 59% of workers are not engaged, and 18% are actively disengaged. This lack of engagement is estimated to cost the global economy nearly $9 trillion.
Interestingly, the majority of respondents stated that their job satisfaction would improve with factors such as autonomy, clear goals, and recognition for their contributions, rather than focusing on pay and benefits. Stress levels at work are also at a record high, with 44% of employees reporting experiencing a significant amount of stress. While the specific factors contributing to this stress are not disclosed, the report suggests that both internal and external factors play a role.
Furthermore, over half of the respondents are actively seeking new job opportunities, indicating that dissatisfied workers are leaving bad workplaces in search of better career options. Gallup emphasizes the need for leaders to actively engage with their employees and create a supportive work environment to enhance employee contentment.