Engagement typically increases with rising seniority. Organizations with the highest overall engagement scores do not have a gender gap: women and men at all levels are equally engaged. But companies with lower overall engagement show a notable gender gap among employees as they rise in seniority. In other words, when companies get engagement right, everyone benefits.
What’s keeping people from feeling engaged at work? These are the primary problem areas, ranked by their relative importance to employees:
Some of BCG's leading women weigh in on the importance of female engagement in the workplace:
When companies take steps to keep women engaged at work, the result is not just good for women; it benefits the entire company. It’s vital for company leaders to get to the specific root causes of low engagement and determine the right solutions.
Several steps should be immediate priorities to improve overall staff engagement—and, in particular, to better engage senior-level women.SEE THE FULL SET OF SOLUTIONS