December 26, 2013 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – Nearly two-thirds of engaged employees would continue working if they won the lottery.
A recent poll from Gallup says that this mind-set is
specific to those defined as “engaged,” which is to say employees that are particularly
involved in and enthusiastic about their work and workplace.
Less than half of those with a lower level of engagement would
keep their same job, according to poll results. The poll deemed almost half
(42%) of employees as “not engaged” and finds that almost one-quarter (20%) of “actively
disengaged” employees say they would continue to work in their current job upon
winning $10 million in the lottery.
According to Gallup, although winning millions through the lottery
is a low-probability event, the poll results highlight the value that engaged
employees place on having and keeping their good job, even when it is no longer
financially necessary. In addition, says Gallup, the poll results seem to
indicate that employees that are not engaged or actively disengaged are “emotionally
disconnected from their workplaces and less likely to be productive,” going to
work only for a paycheck.
Information for this poll was compiled through phone
interviews, done between August 7 and 11, with a random sample of 1,002 adults.
These respondents were age 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the
District of Columbia.