Employee engagement and financial performance are connected

Employee engagement and financial performance are connected

Proud employees foster engagement

Employee engagement and financial performance are connected

Most companies claim they want enthusiastic, engaged employees – and with good reason. Employee engagement and financial performance are connected. A recent study by Aon Hewitt, for example, found that companies with high levels of engagement outperformed the stock market in 2010.

And yet Gallup research indicates that more than 70 percent of employees in the typical company are “not engaged” or “actively disengaged.”

What’s the reason for this failure? In my view, it boils down to a startling disconnect between how companies try to promote engagement and what truly inspires and motivates employees.

Conventional approaches to employee engagement tend to focus on overall workplace improvements and benefits because those things can be directed by staff from the center. They’re the “easy” things to do. Obviously, they’re important: A safe and pleasant work environment, fair compensation, and the tools needed to do the job are table stakes for employee satisfaction.

But what you really want isn’t just satisfied employees, it’s passionate employees – people who love working for your company, love your products and services, and love wowing customers.

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Torben Rick

Experienced senior executive, both at a strategic and operational level, with strong track record in developing, driving and managing business improvement, development and change management. International experience from management positions in Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.

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Excellent post Rick which I was pleased to share with my LI network and Twitter followers. Pulled together several strands of thought leadership backed up with verifiable outcomes in a way that leaves no room for doubt. Kind regards – Trevor

Rick, great post and astute that many engagement programs are really just satisfaction programs. Big difference.

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