According to the survey, conducted by the data-driven news site Gallup, over 60 percent of the work force is "not engaged" or simply not motivated enough to exert extra effort for the betterment of their organizations.
Moreover, 24 percent people are "actively disengaged," or truly unhappy and unproductive towards their jobs, the Washington Post reported.
The survey also revealed that the highest engagement rate in the world is held by USA and Canada, with 29 percent of workers claiming that they are invested in their work.
Australia and New Zealand followed at the second place with 24 percent.
The lowest worker satisfaction levels were in China, East Asia and South Asia thanks to the working conditions in the countries.
In the data collected in 2009 and 2010, only 11 percent of workers reported being invested in their jobs.
The data is based on nationally representative polling samples in 2011 and 2012 from more than 140 countries.