Employee Engagement Is Your Job
In the recent flurry of interest about employee engagement, there’s been a sharp focus on the role of organisations in bringing about employee engagement, based on a large body of research showing the business benefits of an engaged workforce. It makes for compelling reading.
Workplace Drivers Of Employee Engagement
Researchers and practitioners have proposed an array of workplace drivers of employee engagement, including the Engage for Success movement which cites the crucial role of managers in providing a strong narrative, developing and empowering staff and role-modeling the values of the organisation; and the role of the organisation in providing opportunities for employee voice. All very sound advice. Other studies go further to list organisational practices and policies including opportunities for flexible work, diversity strategies, communication methods, pay and benefits, the physical working environment and even brand reputation.