Managers Account for 70% of Variance in Employee Engagement Resource Type Articles Categories: Great managers consistently engage their teams to achieve outstanding performance. They create environments where employees take responsibility for their own -- and their teams -- engagement and build workplaces that are engines of productivity and profitability. But not every team is led by a great manager. That's why managers account for at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores across business units, Gallup estimates in the State of the American Manager: Analytics and Advice for Leaders. Read the full article to learn more.