Defining Employee Engagement
Employee engagement is an emotional state where employees feel passionate, energetic, and committed to their work. This translates into employees who give their hearts, spirits, minds, and hands to deliver a high level of performance to the organization.
Engaged employees are committed to their organization, possess a strong drive to perform, and consistently contribute to the success of their team. They give their best effort, often called "discretionary effort," because they love their work and the organization to which they belong.
The 5 Keys of Employee Engagement:
Based on our extensive research using over 14 million employee survey responses, we have found that there are five keys of employee engagement:
- Meaning: Do employees find meaning and purpose in their jobs?
- Autonomy: Does your team have the power to shape their work and environment in ways that allow them to perform at their best?
- Growth: Are employees stretched and challenged in ways that result in personal and professional progress?
- Impact: Do people see positive and worthwhile outcomes and results from their work?
- Connection: Do employees feel a sense of belonging? Do they connect to the mission, values, and direction of the organization? With others? Their work?
Engagement MAGIC Training Preview
Learn more about the MAGIC model of employee engagement and how to train your managers and employees to discover the the power of engagement in their work. During this 30-minute webinar presentation we will provide answers to the following questions:
- What is the personal benefit of being engaged?
- What is the difference between being satisfied with your job and being engaged?
- How does each of the MAGIC elements contribute to engagement?
- How do you avoid a victim mentality and take ownership for your engagement?
- What is your current engagement score and how do you improve it?
- How can managers create an engaging work environment?