Employee engagement is the emotional commitment the employee has to the organization and its goals.–Kevin Kruse
Employee engagement continues to be an issue, but we’re happy to share that there has been slight improvement over the past 5 years.
Workplace studies reflect that approximately:
31% of workers are engaged
51% are just showing up
18% are actively disengaged
Engaged employees are defined as those who are enthusiastic about their work, and are committed to supporting shared visIon, mission, goals, and strategies.
Improvement (albeit slight) is attributed to annual assessments being done in the workplace. Leaders are asking their staff / team for their opinions, and leadership is listening.
There are 2 more things that also make a difference:
Individual and team development is encouraged
Opportunities are provided allowing individuals to do what they do best (using each person’s passion, special skill-set and strengths, which we call “magic dust”.
Engagement levels grow when:
- Individuals have a work / life balance
- Individual and team talent is utilized
- Passion, energy, and focus are leveraged
- Individuals/leaders learn to fulfill their own vision, and assist others to fulfill theirs
- Individuals/leaders are persistent and don’t give up easily, and provide encouragement to others
As an individual, what actions are you taking to increase your level of engagement?
As a leader, do you have a goal to increase engagement levels for your team.
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Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.– Henry Ford