UK employers are failing to unlock their workers' full potential and they are therefore not working to their full productivity.
According to a study by the Hay Group, almost half (48 per cent) of the UK workforce feel that there are significant barriers obstructing their performance, while under two-thirds are engaged with their job.
This is leading to a number of workers feeling less loyalty to their company, which could have a real detrimental impact on business.
Ben Hubbard, Hay Group's head of insight for Europe, said: "With the gap between employee motivation and employee enablement continuing to widen, UK firms are wasting a valuable opportunity to unlock the full productivity of their workforce.
"UK firms trying to bounce back from the recession simply cannot afford to rely on the intrinsic motivation of staff. At such a crucial time for the economy, companies need to provide the vision, leadership and support to maximise staff engagement and minimise barriers to productivity."
In order to help workers feel more engaged companies need to put some serious effort into employee motivation, whether it is simply letting people know that their role is valued or putting in place some official schemes to ensure that good work is recognised.
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