Have you ever had a “Case of the Mondays?” It’s the unpleasant mood and dread you might feel at work on Monday after coming back from the weekend. Typically, this mood affects your positivity and productivity at work. Did you know that engaged employees are less likely to experience this problem? Engaged employees anticipate Mondays with excitement and are ready to start creating value from your organization the minute the work week begins.
These findings are based on data from the latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index and include Gallup Daily tracking data on American workers’ engagement levels. Here are some key differences they found of engaged vs. disengaged employees:
- Engaged workers feel nearly as good on the weekdays as they do on weekends.
- Engaged workers maintain a positive mood throughout the entire week.
- Engaged employees are likely to report a lot of happiness, smiling and laughter, being treated with respect, and not a lot of anger regardless of the day of week.
- Disengaged employees see their positivity sink during the workweek.
- Disengaged employees experience a significant downgrade in mood going from weekends to weekdays.
- Disengaged employees are significantly less likely to report experiencing positive emotions and more likely to experience anger during the workweek than they are on the weekends.
Overall, engaged workers have an advantage over most American workers, who, in general, report less positivity on weekdays. Engaged workers are enthusiastic about their work and contribute positively to their organization. So what does this mean for your organization? Employee engagement is a critical element of worker productivity and impacts your organization’s success.
Additionally, if you need more evidence of the benefits of engaged employees, Gallup discovered that engaged workers are more productive, in better health, are immune to stress from commuting, and are more likely to be thriving in their overall lives.
Have you experienced or seen how the “Case of the Mondays” can negatively affect worker productivity?