Employee engagement is the efforts taken by an organization to ensure that every employee is committing their maximum possible disposable time within the given work hours, to giving their best, being most productive and work a hundred percent in line with the company’s mission and vision with a heightened sense of well-being.
Founded on the principles of upheld moral ethics, an effective pathway of communication between the employees and the employers, thereby, increasing productivity and overall output for the company and increases the efficiency of the employees adding to the value of the employees, eventually ensuring growth. Employee engagement is quantifiable qualitatively, and can be nurtured from poor levels to excellent levels, gauging the efficiency of programs and policies implemented towards employee engagement.
Motivating and inspiring employees to function with a zeal is the zenith of employee engagement policies. When you have an employee working with his heart and soul we can most definitely see a growth in his performance. Inspiring an employee to introspect on his roles, responsibilities and commitment to the organization and how he can work towards achieving his targets by optimally utilizing his skillset and take that extra mile to acquire the knowledge and skills to outgrow his shortcomings. This is the ideal purpose of all implementations from the perspective of an organization. Thus the final results of all these combined activities would result in the growth of per capita productivity.
An effective employee engagement policy would be one that is inclusive, empowering, rewarding and most of all it will be aided by constructive criticism and auxiliary learning.
As an employee how does employee engagement effect you and me ?
Inducing a sense of pride and self-worth, can weigh positively on both our personal and professional lives. This can spiral out multiple benefits and boost the overall quality of our life. On a day to day basis, we enrich our lives with greater sense of purpose and find a drive with which we can kick start our day positively. Apart from the feel good factors there are numerous other benefits. In terms of career growth, when we increase our productivity we are unknowingly increasing our worth as an employee and adding numerous assets to our portfolio. This ensures that we keep on climbing the ladder of growth throughout not only in terms of appraisal but also in the quality of life that we lead.
Loyalty and stability is the symbiotic outcome that is brought about by employee engagement, to both the organization and the employee.
Employee engagement is undoubtedly not an instrument of manipulation designed to extract more work from employees. An ill designed plan would only further the stress and fatigue of employees , consequently leading to a counterproductive outcome of reduced output and numerous other problems and also adding to the opportunity cost of a well-constructed employee engagement strategy.
Employee engagement is a very powerful tool that can create for a mutually symbiotic, beneficial relationship between employees and employers, and ensure not a work life balance beyond satisfaction.