The following is an excerpt from a white paper by Marion White, Account Director at UNC Executive Development.
A 2012 Towers Watson study found that in most organizations, only 35 percent of employees said they were engaged. In other words, 65 percent of employees have mentally checked out, causing productivity, innovation, and creativity to plummet.
While this is never good news for employers, the timing could not be more critical as organizations across the globe continue to struggle to survive.
Thought leaders are increasingly calling todays turbulent business world a VUCA environmentone that is volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. To succeed in this environment, organizations must be more adaptive and agile than ever beforethey must be resilient. Organizations that lack resiliencethat ability to bounce back after setbacksare often stressful places to work, a situation in which far too many employers and employees are well versed.