Lack of motivation, disengagement ‘poor traits’

Employees being unmotivated and showing lack of engagement are the top two poor attitudinal traits in the workplace, according to the 2022 Report on Industry and Community Discussion Forum. Picture: FILE

Employees being unmotivated and showing lack of engagement are the top two poor attitudinal traits in the workplace.

This, according, to the Industry and Community Discussion Forum (ICDF) 2022 report released by the Fiji National University’s National Training and Productivity Centre (NTPC).

The survey, which involved 408 industry stakeholders, called for feedback on some of the negative behaviours employers experienced in their workplace. A total of seven common negative employee attitudes were identified.

“Total of 28 per cent respondents felt their work mates appeared unmotivated while working on projects and lacked enthusiasm to complete a task,” the report stated.

“Twenty-four per cent employees lacked engagement with the team and preferred withdrawal from project tasks and activities. “Fifteen per cent violated company policies such as those on corruption, harassment, discrimination, fraud, etc.”

The report also stated wasting company time by doing personal work was at 14 per cent, followed by dishonest communication such as sharing false information at 11 per cent , and resenting authority figures at 9 per cent. The report recommended greater collaboration between employers and educational institutions to produce disciplined quality graduates with greater generic skill-sets.

“Offer employee recognition programs within organisations to boost employee morale and motivation.

“Unmotivated staff act detached, aloof and distant.

“Team building activities, and healthy internal rewards competitions can boost bring down the employees’ walls.

“Providing counselling services to employees for mental health and understanding the core reason of employee’s ill attitude. Timely and constructive counselling can make the individual feel wanted and valued, and help solve their challenges.”

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