A recent employee engagement report revealed some shocking statistics. Only 31 percent of employees are engaged at work! What does a disengaged employee mean for your company? Loss of productivity is an obvious answer, but the loss of productivity goes beyond just that employee. Even the best employees can become frustrated with coworkers who don’t pull their weight, resulting in lack of productivity for your entire office!
Employee engagement isn’t employee satisfaction or employee happiness, so what is it? In an article for Forbes, Kevin Kruse defines employee engagement as the emotional commitment the employee has to the organization and its goals. Kruse writes, “This emotional commitment means engaged employees actually care about their work and their company. They don’t work just for a paycheck, or just for the next promotion, but work on behalf of the organization’s goals.”