Planet Earth just got some terrible results from an employee engagement survey. According to the results of a recent Gallup Poll, only 13 per cent of employees across the globe are engaged in their jobs.

Based on Gallup’s numbers, The Harvard Business Review created an interesting map that highlights each country’s respective engagement levels.

The State of the Global Workplace: Employee Engagement Insights for Business Leaders Worldwide report highlights findings from Gallup’s ongoing study of workplaces in more than 140 countries from 2011 through 2012.

“Countries that double the number of engaged employees in every company will be best positioned to win the lion’s share of the US$140 trillion in new customers.

Doing so starts with you in your company. And it spreads around the country from there,” wrote Gallup’s Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO.

“When and if your company, and then country, doubles its workforce engagement, only great things will follow: an economic boom, an explosion of innovative ideas, and a surge in entrepreneurship. No country can ramp up ideas and entrepreneurship high enough right now. There are literally trillions in customer revenue waiting to be won.”

The report also estimates that active disengagement costs US$450 billion to $550 billion per year, in the United States along.

If you want to know how involved your employees are, please don’t hesitate to contact us to find out more about employee engagement surveys.