How Your Workplace Is Affecting Your Employee Engagement Performance

If you’ve noticed a slump in employee engagement performance or your company’s performance, there may be some factors in your work environment that are negatively affecting your employees and your company. Stress can greatly affect how your staff feels about working for you and how they perform their job. Here are some of the top workplace environments that cause employee stress and decrease employee engagement performance:


Someone reading over their shoulder is a pet peeve for many people. Similarly, many employees feel stress at having a manager hover around them, watching them working, and telling them what to do.

Although this act is rarely malicious, and manager may feel that the constant direction they are giving is increasing employee engagement performance, it’s still a negative behavior. Employees may feel that they are constantly being watched and therefore, are afraid of making a mistake and risking their position. They may also feel like they can’t be trusted or that they aren’t capable of doing their job.

Absent Managers

On the other hand, having a manager that doesn’t communicate or direct staff at all can also cause poor employee engagement performance. Without feedback and direction, your employees may not have a good grasp of how they’re doing or what positive impact their work has on the company.