Employee engagement is really crucial in any organization because it has a direct impact on how productive, efficient, and innovative an employee is. It’s how committed and involved an employee is towards the company’s mission and core values. When employees are engaged, they care about the well-being of their company and work hard to make it successful. In an organization with engaged employees, there’s less turnover, fewer incidents of employee theft, fewer safety mishaps, improved performance, and better attendance.
Why Does Employee Engagement Matter?
1) Commitment is higher
When employees buy into the company mission and goals, they become devoted to the organization, their supervisor, and their co-workers. They’re concerned with producing consistently, high quality work and are less likely to burn out. Turnover, a costly irritation in any industry, is low when employees feel loyal to the company.
2) Honesty and integrity
When employees are committed to the company’s welfare, they don’t want to see it damaged in anyway, so they won’t cheat or steal from the organization. And if they discover that another employee or customer is being dishonest, they’re more likely to report it, committed to protecting the company in any way they can.
3) A safer work environment
Engaged employees are more careful because they’re paying closer attention to what they’re doing. They can tune out diversions that might distract them or deter their focus. They’re also less likely to make a mathematical miscalculation, typo, or other type of error. You can trust that their work is accurate and that mix-ups are rare.
4) Improved performance
Dependable employees are also more enthusiastic about putting in extra effort. So they’ve really exerted themselves to make sure they produce flawless work or something extra that exceeds their job description. Employees who are really focused on their work are more innovative in their daily tasks and are creatively initiating procedures and ideas that are more productive and efficient.
5) Better attendance
If employees are committed to what they’re doing, they’re much less likely to skip work when they get the sniffles or when they were too late the night before. Instead, they’re excited to get to work and will fight through illness to undertake their daily assignments. They know the welfare and prosperity of the company depends on them, so they’re anxious to help it meet its goals.
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