Committed to the business OR engaged at work – Are these the same? Is one better than the other? Don’t the work outputs end up being the same? My answers in order are – No. Yes. Output maybe, satisfaction no.
Being committed to the business translates to loyalty and understanding that business success leads to employee success. A high level of employee commitment suggests good alignment between the benefits of the job and what the employee wants, between the profits of the business and the financial return to the employee, possibly including shares and earning bonuses.
Commitment Summary: Employees stay till they find something better.
Highly engaged employees is a result of employees having passion for their work and for the vision of the company. It is evident on a daily basis, engagement or lack of it colours the employees’ attitude to their work and willingness to go the extra mile. Positive engagement makes employees want to stay.
Across workplaces, engagement is affected by:
- workplace relations between peers, different levels of employees and managers,
- the quality of the work experience, conditions at the place of work,
- employees feeling valued and wanting to be at the workplace.
Achieving positive engagement of employees requires trust. Engaged employees is one step further and better than committed employees. Gallup research shows that companies with highly engaged workforces outperform their peers by 147% earnings per share.
Engagement Summary: Employees want to stay; engagement is the key to term business success.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Michelle Trudgen Clinical Director, ACT Curious.
copyright: 11 October 2019