Why is Employee Engagement a Core for an Organization?

Employee engagement is not a much-needed activity but it is a necessity for the organization
  • BY Jaspreet Kaur

    Feature Writer, BusinessEx

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  • Oct 24,2018
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  • 11 Mins Read

A company that actively engages its employees in the development process yields out better results. Listening to the employees renders a wider perspective to the leaders as they recognize the needs of clientele as well as their personnel. Owing to which, a rapport is formed between the organization and employees.

Building Employee Engagement

To attain efficacy from engagement, it is essential to rightly construct employee engagement. Mainly, it should be remembered that the employee engagement is not a distinct activity for the organization. However, it is itself an inclusive part of the tasks which allows employees to be prompt, responsive and engaging in the discussions.

In order to engender this engagement, employees should be catered with a sense of ownership of the brand. This, in turn, helps the employees to fit themselves in the shoes of the employer and subsequently, give out promising advices. If leaders put right efforts in the process then employee engagement will certainly be reaping and rejoicing for both the participants.

How Can Ownership be Engendered in Employees?

Fundamentally, ownership is an activity wherein the organization and its employees work hand-in-hand to ascertain problems, fix the issues and lastly, realize organizational goals. This association can be attained if the leaders permit equal involvement of the employees in the important matters.

When employees confer with the leaders and other C-suite executives on crucial organizational matters, it is when their involvement is actualized. The involvement arises an ownership amid the employees and thus, makes them conscious regarding organizational future.

The Inverse Case of Employee Involvement

If the leaders execute employee engagement as an activity rather than an innate process, then they fail to recognize its potential in altering the situation. Furthermore, there will be a lack of involvement from the employees’ side and consequently, strange results will come out of the discussions.

The leaders who lack skills of making employees engaged often consider themselves as order-takers. They lonely decide ways of involving employees by executing various activities such as- office party and prize-winning quizzes. These activities smooth wits from the mundane work but it does not encourage employees to speak out their thoughts unhesitatingly. Though, it pampers the employees besides involving them.  

Leadership Plays an Important Role in Enabling Employee Involvement  

Leaders are not only important to lead an organization but they are paramount for executing employee involvement correctly. A feeble leader cannot run the organization as well as any other process, including employee engagement, successfully, whilst a powerful leader recognizes the effort of the teams and thus, offers the opportunity to share their insights.  

A strong leader or manager gives credit to the employees for whichever success company attains, whether small or large. This recognition escalates the performance and increases their confidence in the leader. Consequently, employees are of the same opinion when managers set work priorities and organizational targets. Workers toils to achieve the target and give successful results.

The above-stated reasons tell how employee involvement is consequential. Work on the employee engagement and improve the organizational picture.           

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