Employee Engagement

Why it's the core of your team or business

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What is Employee Engagement?

Employee engagement is a measure of how much an employee feels connected to their organization and its mission, values and vision. It's also a gauge of how personally invested they are in the work they do every day.
Employee engagement has been shown to have a significant impact on workplace performance. When employees are engaged, they're more likely to be productive and innovative; they'll feel motivated by their work and want to go above and beyond what's expected of them. In fact, one study found that companies with high levels of employee engagement outperform those with low levels by as much as 15%.

Measuring Employee Engagement

When you're measuring employee engagement, it's important to look at both quantitative and qualitative data. Quantitative measures will tell you how many employees are engaged and where they fall on a scale. Qualitative data will give you more insight into why those numbers are what they are and how the company can improve them.

For example, if you ask employees to rate their level of agreement with statements like "I feel valued by my company" or "My manager helps me grow," then use those responses as part of an overall score for each person's engagement level. This rating gives you an objective number that indicates where each individual stands in relation to everyone else within the organization. On top of that basic number though, there could be other factors affecting how engaged someone feels at work: maybe one person really likes working with his team but doesn't enjoy interacting directly with customers; another might have been promoted recently but doesn't think she has enough autonomy in her new role; yet another may have been working on projects related specifically

The Impact of Employee Engagement on Workplace Performance

The impact of employee engagement on workplace performance is significant.

  • Improving productivity. Employee engagement is a key driver of productivity, which means that when employees are engaged they will be more productive and efficient in their work.
  • Increasing job satisfaction. Engaged employees are more likely to be satisfied with their jobs and therefore less likely to look for new opportunities elsewhere. This helps reduce turnover rates, which can be costly for businesses who have invested time and money training new staff members only for them to leave after just a few months' service!
  • Reducing turnover. High levels of employee turnover can lead to increased costs associated with hiring new employees; however this does not necessarily have to happen if you invest in improving your company culture through effective leadership practices such as regular feedback sessions or team building activities where everyone gets involved (e.g., sports days). These types of activities also help build trust between colleagues as well as creating stronger bonds between teams within an organisation - something which may lead some people away from leaving altogether because they feel valued by those around them!

Engaging Employees in the Workplace

The first step to engaging employees in the workplace is creating a positive work environment. This can be accomplished by encouraging employee feedback, recognizing employees for their efforts, and providing opportunities for growth.
Employee engagement is crucial to workplace performance because it affects everything from employee retention to productivity levels--and even customer satisfaction! If you want your company or organization to thrive in today's competitive landscape then you need engaged employees who are committed to achieving your goals together as one team.

The Benefits of Engaging Employees

  • Improving morale and motivation
  • Increasing loyalty
  • Reducing costs

Implementing an Engagement Strategy

If you're ready to get started, here are some tips for developing an effective employee engagement strategy:

  • Set goals and objectives. Before you can begin implementing your plan, it's important to establish clear targets that will help measure success. These might include increasing retention rates or improving productivity among certain groups of employees--or even just making sure everyone feels like they're part of something bigger than themselves!
  • Allocate resources accordingly. Once you've established what needs fixing in your organization (and how much effort it will take), make sure there's enough money available for implementing solutions at all levels within the company--from executive leadership down through individual departments and teams on the ground floor.

Overcoming Challenges in Employee Engagement

As you begin to implement the strategies described in this guide, it's important to keep in mind that there may be obstacles along the way. Some of these challenges are likely to be external and some will come from within your organization. If you can identify potential obstacles and address them before they become problems, you'll be able to create an environment where employee engagement thrives.
The first step is identifying any potential obstacles that might prevent employees from engaging with their jobs and coworkers in a positive manner. These could include:

  • Lack of resources or funding for training programs
  • Lack of time due to heavy workloads (or too much work for one person)

The Future of Employee Engagement

While the future of employee engagement is uncertain, there are some trends and technologies that can help you prepare for it.

  • Explore emerging trends and technologies. As the world becomes more interconnected and automated, we will see more opportunities to leverage data and analytics to drive better decisions in your organization. This is especially true when it comes to understanding what motivates employees at work--and what doesn't.
  • Leverage data and analytics. If you're not already using technology like our Employee Engagement Survey or other tools like it, now is the time! These surveys provide valuable insight into how engaged your team members are with their jobs as well as their employers' values (or lack thereof). With this information at hand, managers can develop effective strategies for improving workplace performance across all levels of an organization by addressing areas where improvement is needed most urgently--which could include anything from compensation packages up through leadership styles down through basic office culture issues such as dress code policies or break times.


In this article, we've explored the benefits of employee engagement and how it can impact workplace performance. We've also discussed some of the key factors that contribute to employee engagement.

This is also why we've arranged a webinar, "Unlocking the Power of One-on-One Conversations for Managers" with renowned employee engagement advocate, Roddy Abaya. Register at the Events tab of this website to learn the industry's secrets on boosting employee engagement through one-on-one conversatoons.

We hope these will help you create a culture of engagement and level up your management skills!


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