Does engagement matter?
01 Sep 2011
Engaged employees are enthusiastic, passionate and committed to their work. They enjoy what they do, are given the chance to utilise their skills and abilities and feel they are developing personally and professionally. Their interests are aligned with the organisations, and they understand how their work contributes to the company’s overall success and are prepared to go the extra mile to help the company achieve its objectives.
So does engagement really matter?
Overwhelmingly, the research would suggest that engagement does matter. Both academic and professional studies indicate employee engagement results in superior organisational outcomes. Probably most convincingly, The Gallup organisation has conducted a large number of linkage studies that demonstrate the positive link between employee engagement and organisational outcomes. Recently, Gallup’s “The State of the Global Workplace: A worldwide study of employee engagement and wellbeing” found that employee engagement results in higher profitability, increased productivity, lower absenteeism and reduced safety incidents.
An Aon Hewitt report, “Trends in Employee Engagement Report, 2010” also found strong correlation between employee engagement and financial performance, with organisations with high levels of engagement having total shareholder returns 22% higher than average.
So are you employees engaged? What would make them happier?
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