There are myriad definitions of “employee engagement.” Invariably, most of my keynote presentations and workshops begin with an exploration of the “correct” definition. But the reality is that there isn’t a single correct definition. Engagement encompasses a lot of attributes and characteristics.
Therefore, I thought it would be interesting to reach out to all of my LinkedIn groups and ask for the most common one-word descriptions of employee engagement. Here are the results of the most frequently cited words, in alphabetical order:
Have you defined and communicated your organization’s definition of employee engagement? Sharing the aforementioned list will help employees understand the traits and characteristics that will serve them well in the workplace.
As important as talking about engagement, have you also charged each of your managers with articulating to their staff members exactly how their role and job function fits into the organization’s strategic success? People want to know how their traits and actions benefit the organization overall. This knowledge will further increase engagement, creating a healthy cycle for employees and employers alike.