How to explain employee engagement

How to explain employee engagement

employee engagement is a force that drives performance outcomes

Employee engagement is a force that drives performance outcomes

Top-performing organizations understand that employee engagement is a force that drives performance outcomes. In the best organizations, engagement is more than a human resources initiative – it is a strategic foundation for the way they do business.

But it is apparently still a topic that employers and employees alike think they understand, yet can’t articulate very easily: How to explain employee engagement?

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Engaged employees are more productive, more profitable, more customer-focused, safer, and more likely to withstand temptations to leave. The best-performing companies know that an employee engagement improvement strategy linked to the achievement of corporate goals will help them win in the marketplace.

Address organizational culture

But if managers want to build high-performing organizations, they need to address corporate culture. Step inside any company, no matter the size, stage of development, or level of success, and the culture is either driving the strategy or undermining it

 

High performance and success are not dependent on one simple factor or as a result of one or two things. The entire context you operate in greatly impacts your results.

Engaging employees remains the critical ingredient

Engaging employees remains the critical ingredient of how companies manage the diverse economic conditions facing their organizations today. Why not start with an atypical question in solving the engagement equation – not “what should we do to engage employees?” but “what do employees need in order to be engaged?

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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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Very true that there isn’t one simple recipe (also) for employee engagement. Transparency of goals and strategy is a prerequisite, as is the active involvement of employees in strategic and tactical development when and where appropriate – because it might render some valuable insights, yes, but also for a bit of Hawthorn effect and creating ownership. This shouldn’t be new to any manager. ..

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