About 68 percent of Chinese employees are ‘unengaged’ in their jobs, and a further 26 percent are ‘actively disengaged’ (both terms, for the layman, mean their jobs suck) making China one of the least satisfying places in the world to work. North America (the US and Canada were combined, for some reason) racked in the highest global stats with 29% of its workers satisfied at their jobs, compared to China’s measly 6%.
You know there’s a problem when even the People’s Daily is reporting about negative China news, and the propaganda-rag notes that China’s abysmal stats aren’t really a problem, after all:
Engaged workers “work with passion” and feel a connection to their company. Disengaged employees are “sleepwalking through their workday”, Gallup said.
Actively disengaged employees are busy acting out their unhappiness. […]
The researchers interviewed Chinese employees aged 18 and older who work for an employer.
Even among professional workers and managers — job classifications often featuring high levels of status and autonomy — the engagement rate is just 8 percent.
Only 4 percent of sales and service workers are engaged, a problem for Chinese companies that want repeat customers in the nation’s increasingly consumer-based economy. […]
“I don’t see it as a problem but as an opportunity,” said Wu Tao, principal consultant and senior research director for Gallup China.
Wu Tao, “principal consultant” sure sounds like a six-percenter. Down with the six percent!
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