Engaged employees are often the difference between an average company and a great one. When you have engaged employees, you will also benefit from lowered absenteeism rates, increased productivity rates, lower turnover rates, less workplace conflict, and many more benefits of happy people working together to accomplish goals. We all know that this is not always easy to achieve, but there are some steps you can take to improve engagement in your organization.
What is Employee Engagement?
Employee engagement measures how connected employees feel to their work and their organization. Engaged employees are emotionally and mentally invested in their job and company, whereas unengaged employees may be physically present at work but not emotionally or mentally connected. Therefore, the employee engagement strategies are focused on engaging employees at more of an emotional level.
Three primary factors contribute to employee engagement:
Purpose: Employees need to understand their role in achieving the organization’s goals and why their work matters.
-Autonomy: Employees need some control over their work to feel engaged. This includes the ability to make decisions and see results from their efforts.
-Connection: Employees need to feel valued and supported by their coworkers and leaders. They need to feel like part of a community.
Employee engagement is an important part of success in any organization. The benefits are well worth the effort to improve employee engagement.