Five years ago, I was rather unhappy with my day job. Social psychologists would have diagnosed me as being disengaged. My growing disengagement resulted in me quitting.

Don’t get me wrong. I am not complaining. Quitting and retiring from my corporate duties at that stage in my life was actually one of the better decisions I made so far.

But recently I came across this sobering chart:

This made me think.  Why have I been so disengaged and why are so many employees in Singapore disengaged too?

While there is so much focus and attention on driving higher productivity across the Singapore workplaces, I do not see too much effort being put into working on the root-cause of all higher productivity – the employees themselves.  Employees are THE KEY drivers for business success.  I would even go so far as to …