Creating an Employee Engagement Culture

Employee engagement is an approach that looks to create the optimum conditions for motivation. This ensures that every single human resource you have gives their best and is committed to the goals and values of an organisation. These members of staff are then far more likely to contribute to the organisation’s success.

This approach is built on a foundation of trust and integrity, in addition to effective two-way communication and commitment between the organisation and its team members. The concept contributes to business success, increased productivity as well as increased organisational and employee performance.

What does employee engagement mean for employees?

In short, employee engagement in getting up in the morning and thinking, ‘I’m going to work, I know what I’m going to do and I know how to do it well. I look forward to seeing the team and helping them to work well.’

Employees should have a clear understanding of how the organisation is fulfilling its purpose. They should be given the opportunity to express ideas and views which will then be taken into account when making decisions. They should be fully included in a team, trusted and empowered. Employees should also be supported in developing new skills, which must be aided by receiving regular and constructive feedback. Employee learning and development is hugely important and should never be undermined.

What does employee engagement mean for employers?

For employers, employee engagement is about promoting positive attitudes and behaviours leading to improved business outcomes. Your employees should feel proud to work for your organisation. This pride will fuel them to become great advocates of the organisation and motivate them to go the extra mile for clients.

Deeper engagement with an organisation can:

  • Reduce employee turnover
  • Decrease sick absences
  • Reduce accident rates
  • Reduce conflicts and grievances

Note that employee engagement cannot be achieved by a mechanistic approach. Trying to extract effort by manipulating employees’ emotions and commitment will not produce a positive outcome. Employees will easily see through these attempts and become cynical and disillusioned.

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