By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.
European workplaces, with their paid maternity leave, month-long summer vacations, and 35-hour work weeks, have always held a sort of "grass is much greener" allure to Americans. You'd think those laissez faire companies on the Continent would have the most committed employees in the world, but a new Gallup Survey shows that they don't. In fact, it's the U.S. that has the most engaged employees, with 30 percent of Americans saying they feel "emotionally invested in and focused on creating value for their organizations every day."
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Although we have the most engaged workforce in the world (the international average hovers around 13 percent), 72 percent of Americans in a Glassdoor Survey rated having time off as one of the key components to their happiness at work. The thing is: We're not taking these allotted days off, we just seem to like knowing that they're there.