Who hates Mondays? Not everyone, apparently!

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NEWS FLASH: Everybody does not hate Mondays!

A recent Gallup poll found that workers who are engaged feel almost as good on the weekdays as they do on the weekends! Plus, learning and interestingness peaks for these happy, engaged workers during the workweek. In turn, they are more likely to be productive.

The bad news? Only 30% of U.S. workers were engaged in the first part of 2012.

How do we engage more of our employees? Here are some tactics from Katharine Esty and Mindy Gewirtz that help create a culture of employee engagement:

  • Two-way communication between employees and management
  • Trustworthy leaders
  • Career development
  • Employees’ understanding of their job and role
  • Shared decision making

What do you do in your workplace to engage your employees?