Unraveling Job Disengagement: Exploring Causes and Solutions

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Unraveling Job Disengagement: Exploring Causes and Solutions Melissa Meade, Madison Caudill, and Dr. Jon McChesney, Mentor Department of Recreation and Park Administration, Eastern Kentucky University Job disengagement poses a significant challenge within organizational settings. Employees exhibit emotional detachment and diminished commitment to their job responsibilities. Addressing job disengagement is imperative for fostering a positive workplace culture and strengthening organizational performance. This detachment transcends dissatisfaction, penetrating morale, productivity, and employee retention (Burnett, 2023). Root causes of disengagement include ineffective leadership, limited growth prospects, high-stress work environments, and exclusionary organizational cultures. This research examines the effects of recreation on employee engagement. Recreation emerges as a promising solution to enhance employee engagement, offering avenues to add fun and replenish energy throughout the workday. Organizations can enrich job roles by strategically incorporating recreational activities and creating vibrant, fulfilling work environments. Engaging in recreational pursuits outside of work hours also serves to rejuvenate employees, countering the effects of disengagement. Furthermore, integrating enjoyment into workplace activities enhances satisfaction, morale, productivity, and employee retention (Tews, 2013). Embracing job enrichment strategies centered on recreation promotes employee well-being and effectively combats job disengagement. It is essential to recognize the pivotal role of managers and the work environment in implementing these strategies and fostering a supportive organizational culture conducive to employee engagement and fulfillment. This research underscores the importance of recreation to employee engagement here at Eastern Kentucky University with employees indicating that recreation enriches their job significantly

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