Data demonstrate that engaged employees are more productive employees than their disengaged counterparts, and the data on employee engagement is abysmal. According to a 2014 Gallup poll, less than one-third (31.5%) of U.S. workers were actively engaged in their work, meaning well over half of American employees were not psychologically committed to making positive contributions to their organizations. These figures, according to Gallup, have only declined recently.
To the contrary, data from coworking spaces underscore that engagement, productivity, and energy are ‘through the roof.’ Two recent Harvard Business Review articles speak directly to this. Coworking spaces bring together the 3 P’s of the ‘Open Organization’- people, place, and purpose– where employees work according to their own rhythms on work that is meaningful to them.