Employee engagement is a hot topic and putting the right employee engagement strategy in place is a priority for many organizations. Unfortunately, only 34% of US workers are engaged at work according to the most recent Gallup poll.
Employee engagement can be defined as the level of commitment, passion, and loyalty a worker has toward their work and company and amongst disengaged employees there are three main factors that indicate how they are affected personally and in the workplace:
• Managing difficult relationships/politics in the workplace
• Being overstretched with high volume/pace of work
• Feelings of being criticized or personally attacked
• promotes retention of talent,
• fosters customer loyalty and
• improves organizational performance.
By encouraging participation in the decision-making process it also becomes self-sustaining and empowers individuals to feel that they are making a worthy contribution. This creates a performance-driven cycle of positive reinforcement where the results are trust, engagement, and significantly higher job satisfaction.