Employee engagement is one of those hot topic leadership areas. The evidence is overwhelming that when employees are highly engaged at work profits and performance dramatically increase. When employers genuinely care about their employees, and their employees genuinely care about furthering the goals of the organization, work is more enjoyable and workers are more productive.
The fact that leaders should make employee engagement a top priority is self-evident. The business case doesn’t need to be endlessly re-argued. It is very simple to understand. Employee engagement good, disengagement bad. The business case has been decidedly won. We get it.
Yet despite being convinced of its importance, many leaders (and the organizations they serve) are still challenged with how to “do” employee engagement.