Here’s a major reason companies are failing at employee engagement. ADPRI study states the most effective way to improve engagement is to focus on teams. #1 priority is to build “extreme” trust (lower levels of trust matter little).
“Team members who strongly agree that they trust their team leader are eight times as likely to be fully engaged as those who don’t. This trust must be deep and without question. A team member who merely agrees that she trusts her team leader shows roughly the same level of engagement as does someone who actively distrusts his team leader. For trust to matter, it must be extreme.”