The Benefits and Obstacles of Managing for Employee Engagement


The benefits to an organization that can build a culture of engagement—and the issues that prevent us from realizing those benefits—are worth exploring before outlining an employee engagement program: increased productivity, greater retention and lower costs, and cultural differentiation.

Increased Productivity

Employees who find fulfillment in their jobs are going to work with more enthusiasm, passion, and attention to quality than their counterparts who do not, mostly because they develop a sense of ownership and pride in what they are doing. That means they'll arrive earlier, stay later, pitch in outside their areas of responsibility, and look for ways to improve ...

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