Benefits of Employee Engagement
History records how Alexander was able to march on and conquer hitherto unknown lands due his valour and his motivated troops. However, the same history also records, how dissent amongst his troops towards the latter part of his career, cut short his ambitions of supremacy in Asia.
Alexander started hiring more outsiders, laying off his tired troops and more significantly punishing open feedback by his men. His actions, at the latter part his conquest, were in stark contrast to his initial techniques which had been successful in fostering a sense of belonging among his men. This led to dissent and ultimately dealt a huge blow to Alexanders aspirations.
In todays business context, let us look at the cost of a disengaged workforce to better understand the significance of employee engagement.
Cost of Disengaged Workforce
The findings of the Gallup Study of 2008 show that while the engaged employees believe they can contribute to companys growth, the disengaged employee believes otherwise, i.e. his job does not contribute to the organization. This belief of the disengaged employee creates a negative spiral that affects his work, co-workers, customers, productivity, and eventually both happiness of employee and company performance. Some effects are illustrated below:
Benefits of an Engaged Workforce
An engaged workforce form an emotional connect with the organization that helps them
- Employee Engagement - Introduction
- Process of Employee Engagement
- Elements of Employee Engagement
- Dimensions of Employee Engagement
- Phases of Employee Engagement
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