Source | www.inc.com | SHU SAITO
According to a Gallup poll, an estimated 85% of American workers are either not engaged or actively disengaged at work. This is a soberingfact, especially considering that most people will spend at least one third of their lives working.
But what does engagement really mean? What would it take to increase engagement? Answering these questions is crucial for any business that expects to succeed and to stay competitive in an era of rapid change.
What is engagement?
Often, engagement is measured by terms such as “output,” “happiness,” or “satisfaction.” However, while all of these factors are important, they are not the same as engagement. For example, for some employees, being satisfied means doing as little work as possible while still collecting a paycheck.
Engagement, on the other hand, means the emotional commitment an employee has to the organization and its goals. Specifically, an engaged employee cares about more than just a paycheck or promotion. What they care about is the company’s goals, values, and purpose. Engaged employees embrace change, seek out ways to improve, and challenge the status quo. In short, employee engagement drives performance and gives your business a competitive edge. One of the most important and crucial ways to nurture employee engagement is by ensuring that your employees have a clear sense of purpose.