What is the purpose of attracting employees? Allegedly uninterested employees mean poor business results, so it goes without saying that employees who are engaged will deliver solid business results, right? Not necessary. Participation for the sake of participation can be strenuous work or even a deviation from true productivity due to erratic morale-building activities.
Employee engagement increases business performance. But what drives employee engagement? Satisfaction, efficiency, and commitment are intertwined as you move up. Each element has different driving forces, but they complement each other to improve productivity in the workplace.
Think about it, because just because employees are happy with their work does not mean that they are effective or engaged. An employee may be completely satisfied with their job and not fully committed to it. To complicate matters further, the employee may be engaged and satisfied, but ineffective. These three components work together to create an environment in which employees are highly motivated and committed to performing at their best.
Fully engaged employee profile
So what is a fully engaged employee? These elements represent some of the more common characteristics of those involved.
Do your best
Constantly learn and take measured risks
Feeling out of your comfort zone
Be personally satisfied with the quality of your work.
Finding a job can be stressful at times, but it’s also rewarding and fun.
I love your job.
Below is a list of the factors that cause dissatisfaction, satisfaction, efficiency, and engagement.
Engines of satisfaction
These factors will satisfy employees, but not necessarily make them effective. It is for employees who are only satisfied that they are “doing their best to get ahead.”