Employee engagement is a property of the relationship between an organization and its employees. An “engaged employee” is defined as one who is fully absorbed by and enthusiastic about their work and thus takes positive action to further the organization’s reputation and interests.
It would be phenomenal if every individual in your organization was fully absorbed and enthusiastic about their work. Unfortunately, this is not the reality for most organizations–but it can be. Employee engagement is rarely about the employees or the work. Engagement largely falls on the shoulders of leaders who have the ability to increase productivity by creating buy-in with their work force.
At Paradigm Shift, we believe that engagement is more than motivation. It is also more than a leader’s natural ability to inspire people. High employee engagement can be accomplished with intentional direction and effort.