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What is engagement?
Employee engagement is the emotional commitment a person has toward both their company and their company’s goals. When people are really engaged, it ultimately leads to a feeling of psychological ownership, where people work, act, and make decisions like they’re actually a part of the company and its ownership.
Engagement is not synonymous with employee satisfaction or happiness, though they often go hand in hand. Highly engaged employees care about the work they do and put in discretionary effort. They go the extra mile to move the company’s mission forward.
Why does engagement matter?
So what are the benefits of getting engagement right? Research done by many companies has found a high percentage of success in various areas of a company when people are engaged, including lower absenteeism, lower turnover, less shrinkage, and fewer safety incidents.
There are 4 environmental pressures that impact employee engagement
Research also shows companies see increased productivity, higher sales, and lower turnover when their employees are engaged. Companies with highly engaged employees outperform others in key areas like net profits and shareholder value.
How can I have an impact on engagement?
As a member of your team, it’s up to you to be vocal about your thoughts on engagement. Here are a few ways PI has recommended organizations can keep employees engaged.
What can I expect next?
Now that you’ve taken the engagement survey, you can expect your manager to schedule a meeting with you and your team to share the results and create an action plan to improve and maintain engagement.
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