Disengaged employees often leave after their paid time off is exhausted, their performance has dropped, they've been verbally (and sometimes illegibly) disciplined, and their negativity has spread through the team. Essentially, 1/3 of one employee's salary is flushed down the drain when a company chooses not to address employee disengagement. If a team's average salary is $16/hour or $33,280 annually per team member, then one disengaged team member costs $11,093 per year. Unchecked employee disengagement can kill a team's profitability, as the entire will be disengaged by default, negatively affecting the organization as a whole.
8 Questions To Ask When Assessing Termination, Demotion, or Reassignment Of A Direct Report
Leaders understand that the problem lies with the direct report while maintaining that they could have done more to help, which is where progress stops. The leader will repeat the same cycle until a terrible and avoidable situation arises or their direct supervisors apply enough pressure to inspire action.