Why Employees Aren't Meeting Their Full Potential

by Sabrina Son on Jun 8, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Why_Employees_Arent_Meeting_Their_Full_Potential_1.jpgWith all that time spent recruiting, hiring, and onboarding new team members, it's quite the surprise that the majority of employees don't feel like they're fulfilling their job role.

We asked over 400,000 employees at over 500 organizations worldwide: on a scale of 1 to 10, how well do you feel like you're fulfilling your role? And sadly, 70% said no.

Percent employees fulfilling their role by TINYpulse

We just dished out the bad news, so now for the good. The number one factor behind this sobering number is that employees see even more potential in themselves.

Fulfilling job roles by TINYpulse

Amongst those noting that they could bring more to the workplace, 34% of all responses noted that they were still growing and learning. Which means, they felt like they could bring a whole lot more to the table in the future.

Yet the next highest factor is something managers should worry about. 23% of employees feel like they're having to scramble or put out figurative fires at work, taking them away from being thoughtful and strategic in their approach to work. And we all know that unexpected situations are inevitable at work, but for a good amount of employees, this has become the norm. Forcing your team members to hop from project to project is destroying their focus and employee engagement level.



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This post was written by Sabrina Son

Sabrina is the managing editor for the TINYpulse blog. A Seattle native, she loves her morning (or anytime) coffee, spending her weekends on the mountains, and of course, the famous rain.

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