Definition: Employee engagement is the emotional commitment the employee has to the organisation and its goals.
When an employee cares, they give a discretionary effort.
Employee engagement (EE) increases performance (P), productivity (P) and profitability ($) in organisations. EE=P+P+$.
Engagement utopia would be having 100% of our employees, 100% motivated and engaged 100% of the time. Sure, unrealistic but the ideal goal!
Generally speaking, there is a 20:60:20 engagement distribution across the average organisation. Which looks like:
Employee engagement and motivation are seen as a soft skill by many people upstairs at the big table, so to make it harder and more tangible (for the bean counters) we have researched the hell out of it. Arhhh… do we all feel better now? NO!
Many organisations spend the majority of their time and effort (some up to 80%) on employee engagement research, but only 20% on effective engagement strategies.
Organisations are challenged and getting frustrated as many of the engagement solutions they are trying to implement to improve staff retention aren’t getting effective ‘cut through’ and improving employee engagement scores.
So why aren’t many organisations getting the improved engagement results they were hoping for?
It’s a key question …
Perhaps we all first need to better understand the answers to some more useful questions such as:
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