Employee engagement creates the right conditions for all members of an organization to give their best each day. It enables a commitment to the organization’s goals. And engagement inspires us to contribute to the organization’s success.
Perhaps at its core, true engagement – the kind based on trust and integrity – is a two-way commitment between an organization and its members.
But what does employee engagement mean for you, as the employee?
Employee Engagement and You
Employee engagement is getting up in the morning thinking, “Great, I’m going to work. I know what I’m going to do today. I’ve got some great ideas about how to do it really well. And I’m looking forward to seeing the team and helping them work well.”
Employee engagement means knowing one’s role. It also means being energized about where you fit in the org’s purpose and objectives. After all, the most engaged employers have strong and authentic values, with clear evidence of trust and fairness based on mutual respect.
The question is, how many of us work in an engaging environment?
How many of us feel that we are an integral cog in the success of our organization? The infographic below, provided by Smarp, gives us the numbers. For example:
- Only 15 percent of all employees are fully engaged at work
- 8 out of 10 would leave our current work if the right company called
- Just 29 percent of us are happy with the advancement and growth opportunities available to us
Take a look at this insightful infographic. Then ask yourself where you stand in your organization. And if you are among those that don’t feel engaged? Then perhaps it’s time to think about initiating change from within. Or moving on.
You deserve to have a share in organizational success. You deserve to be engaged.