It used to be that the company that you started working for as a young professional could easily be the company that you’d ultimately retire from at a ripe old age. These days, the state of employment is much more volatile. Besides the shaky economic grounds on which the job market stands, today’s workforce doesn’t expect to work for the same company until retirement.
This estranged relationship between companies and their employees is one of the leading causes of the rise in employee disengagement in the US. When an employee feels replaceable or that the work that they do is unimportant, they’ll naturally start to approach their work with the same disinterest.