The Demand for Our Time Leads to Disengagement

A widely-circulated article with the provocative title, “Why You Hate Work,” summarized the results of a recent study from The Energy Project. In it, authors Tony Schwartz and Christine Porath provide this snapshot:

“Just 30 percent of employees in America feel engaged at work, according to a 2013 report by Gallup. Around the world, across 142 countries, the proportion of shutterstock_160949579employees who feel engaged at work is just 13 percent… Demand for our time is increasingly exceeding our capacity—draining us of the energy we need to bring our skill and talent fully to life. Increased competitiveness and a leaner, post-recession work force add to the pressures. The rise of digital technology is perhaps the biggest influence, exposing us to an unprecedented flood of information and requests that we feel compelled to read and respond to at all hours of the day and night.”

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