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Employee Engagement Challenges Continue To Exist In 2023: A New Study Unveils The Difficulty Of Clarity In The Evolving Hybrid Workplace

Employee Engagement Challenges Continue To Exist In 2023: A New Study Unveils The Difficulty Of Clarity In The Evolving Hybrid Workplace

In 2023, U.S. employees reported a continued sense of detachment from their employers, reflecting unclear expectations, diminished satisfaction, and reduced connection to the organisation’s mission compared to four years prior.

Gallup’s survey revealed a stagnation in employee engagement in the latter half of 2023, with 33% of workers engaged throughout the year, a slight decline from 2020’s peak of 36%.

Notably, the proportion of actively disengaged workers decreased from 18% in 2022 to 16% in 2023.

However, the decline in clarity of expectations emerged as a significant concern, possibly linked to the great resignation, restructuring, increased job responsibilities, and a lack of formal training for leaders in managing hybrid teams.

For more details about the findings, read Gallup latest article – “In New Workplace, U.S. Employee Engagement Stagnates”.

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Unprecedented Shift: Council On Foreign Relations Survey Highlights Domestic Terrorism As Top Concern For U.S. Foreign Policy Experts In 2024

Unprecedented Shift: Council On Foreign Relations Survey Highlights Domestic Terrorism As Top Concern For U.S. Foreign Policy Experts In 2024

Overview:

Every year, the Council on Foreign Relations does a survey called the Preventive Priorities Survey. This survey shows a shift in the priorities of foreign policy experts.

For the first time in sixteen years, the poll says that the biggest worry in the United States is domestic terrorism and political violence (insider threats), especially in the months leading up to the 2024 presidential election.

According to the poll, there are three very likely and important outcomes:

1. Election-related violence in the US;
2. The conflict between Israel and Hamas getting worse and leading to a bigger war in the region; and
3. A lot of people are coming to the southwest border of the US because of what’s happening in Central America and Mexico.

Another important problem is the chance of a military conflict with either Russia or China.

The head of the Centre for Preventive Action talks about how the threat of foreign terrorism is going down while the threat of armed conflicts, especially those between Russia and China, is going up.

Tier I threats include tense relations between Russia, China, Taiwan, and North Korea; division in American politics; conflicts in the Middle East; problems with migration; and eight other situations.