Law departments are better places if their members are committed to it and to the company they work for. A pamphlet by Stanton Marris, Energizing the Organization, 2007, Issue 10, provides some data to energize awareness of this result. It cites the Corporate Leadership Council, Employee Engagement Survey, 2004 for the finding that if people are committed to their organization “they try 57% harder, perform 20% better and are 87% less likely to leave.”
Another study, by the Corporate Executive Board, found that employees with lower engagement are four times more likely to leave their jobs than those who are highly engaged (See my post of June 11, 2007 and references cited. Furthermore, “the single most important contributor to the feelings of employee engagement, empowerment and satisfaction is based on the relationship they have with the leaders of the organization” (See my post of June 24, 2007 on a leader’s effect on followers’ satisfaction levels.).