Employee engagement refers to the degree to which employees care about their work and the company they work for. If employees are engaged, we would say that they are passionate, motivated, and focused when carrying out tasks; whereas disengaged employees will be disinterested about their projects and the organisation they are a part of. There is no emotional investment. Enhancing employee engagement is of the utmost importance for employers because doing so translates into greater rewards, including higher rates of employee morale, productivity, loyalty, and profit. I would, however, like to add a new term to the business and HR lexicon — and that’s employee encagement.
Originally published at https://www.samwoolfe.com on December 23, 2019.