On average, employee engagementdrops as much as 6 percent for each succeeding management level inthe organization. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Each worker may perceive a company's goals in their own way depending ontheir role within the organization, which is why a holisticapproach to management is best, according to the Six Disciplinesresearch study, “What Employees Say Drives Engagement andPerformance.”

“Every part of the organization has a different understanding ofthe local needs required to serve the global strategy,” the authors write. “Thisexplains why organizations that implement holistic managementapproaches that consider the needs of the whole organizationperform better.”

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.