Just what is engagement?
According to the highly regarded HR consulting firm BlessingWhite, employee engagement reflects the combination of two elements:
- The employee’s contribution to the company’s success and the employee’s personal satisfaction in their role.
It would be easy to report here on the somewhat low levels of engagement in the workplace today, along with the high levels of stress and other negative elements. Let’s look instead at engagement as a path to greater understanding of your work, and define some ways for you to increase your engagement, if you think you need to. Engagement is important to both you and your employer, as your success and theirs highly depends on it.