Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): If you feel stressed out and worry instead of enjoying coming to work, your company may not be entirely responsible for it but the length of your commute may also be blamed, according to a new survey.
You're particularly at risk if you're "actively disengaged" and are emotionally disconnected from your work and your workplace.
New data from Gallup, a research-based performance-management consulting company, tracking employee well-being indicated that the percentage of actively disengaged workers who report a low level of overall well-being increases from 15.5 percent for those with short commutes of less than 15 minutes to 27.1 percent of those with long commutes of 45 minutes or more.
On the other hand, actively engaged workers who are involved in and enthusiastic about their work are unfazed by long commute times.
Workers who are "not engaged" - those who may be satisfied but are not emotionally connected to their workplace and less likely to put in discretionary effort - also experience poorer mood as commute time increases, with a particularly large jump at 45 minutes or more.
Gallup's employee engagement index is based on worker responses to 12 actionable workplace elements with proven linkages to performance outcomes, including productivity, customer service, quality, retention, safety and profit. Gallup also finds significant linkages between engagement at work and health and well-being outcomes.
Fourteen percent of all American workers report they spend at least 45 minutes commuting.
Gallup has found that commutes of this length are linked to poorer overall well-being, daily mood and health. Furthermore, disengaged workers do have longer commute times on average compared with engaged workers.
Unfortunately, you're in the majority if you're either actively disengaged or not engaged. (ANI)
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