5 Leadership Blunders to Avoid

A recent article, The 3 Reasons Why Your Employees Are Disengaged by  Maren Hogan says that while being disengaged at work is a problem in our workforce, certainly  it’s not entirely the leader’s fault, but employees are partly responsible for it.  Just remember, leaders can guide employees to engagement, but ultimately it’s the employee’s choice to engage.

Here are three reasons for employee disengagement and tips to help them get back on track.

1. They clash with your company culture

Employees may not have paid attention to cultural cues during the recruitment/interview process or fail to understand personal work values.

To help with this problem, during the recruitment process use a personality/psychology test or work matching algorithm to help you identify who will actually work well in your company.

2. They are passive

If a worker is in an organization purposely to build a career, then certainly they will get engaged.  Engagement at work can revolve around many things. For instance, more engaged employees have friends at work and receive recognition for their work. Disengaged employees miss the opportunity to grow in the company.   

Provide opportunities for your staff to bond and promote camaraderie and trust, but consider that some people will never be interested in taking charge of their own career.

3. They don’t feel valued

If employees feel like their recognition is being robbed by their manager, they won’t be motivated to work hard.

Make sure you give credit where credit is due. But remember, if everyone is validated for everything they do no matter how small, affirmation will begin to lose it’s value in your workplaceBe specific with your recognition and keep on providing constructive feedback as well.


Disengagement at work can be alleviated by understanding and recognizing the value of your team as a professional, and by providing tools and opportunities to build their own careers.  Of course, their happiness matters, so if your business in Philly needs a workspace solution to inspire your team to show up every day, YourOffice Philadelphia offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: small office space Philadelphia, executive suites Philadelphia and meeting space Philadelphia. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

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