Flashback Friday: The Reason Our Volunteers Disengage
Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!
I’m a few chapters in to Simon Sinek’s latest book, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t. It’s a great summary of how the best organizations are defined by a sense of safety and trust.
Sinek quotes a 2013 Gallup poll called “The State of the American Workplace,” where researchers found that when our bosses ignore us, 40% of us disengage from our work. Check out. Slack off. Phone it in. If we feel that our work isn’t important in the eyes of those to whom we’re accountable, we’ll simply do less work, or at least do more shoddy work.
How does that translate to our volunteer teams?
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