Disengaged employees have a significant negative impact on an organisation whilst engaged employees can really help to boost the bottom line. This is why more attention is being devoted to Employee Engagement now than at any other time during the past 20 years particularly as we emerge from the recession and the employment market recovers and improves.
In recent years, the results of many Employee Engagement surveys have all revealed the same common complaints – scarce training opportunities, a lack of decision making ability and non-understanding or appreciation of company goals.
Engagement is for Leaders to take on personally and to make it stick in their organisation by their actions and behaviours. Leaders who want to engage better need to start with themselves and be present. In The Power of Engagement, authors Jim Loehr and Tony Schwarz talk about how four areas are critical for building the capacity to live a productive fully engaged work/life, four separate but related sources of energy – physical, emotional mental and spiritual. But we need to recognise what we need to do and this is often difficult unless we are present….
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