Zombies in the workplace

Seventy percent of Americans ’emotionally disconnected’ while at work

A new Gallup report reveals that a whopping 70 percent of American workers are “emotionally disconnected” at work, based on responses to such survey statements as, “I know what is expected of me at work,” “I have the materials and equipment I need to do my work right,” and “My supervisor, or someone at work, seems to care about me as a person.” Only 30 percent reported being “engaged and inspired.” Of the 20 percent deemed “actively disengaged” at work, the Gallup report said: “These employees, who have bosses from hell that make them miserable, roam the halls spreading discontent.”

Source: Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace Report