A substantial part of an individual’s life is spent in working either as an employee or as the owner of a business. Thereby, their professional life has a significant impact on their personal well-being and the culture of their workplace is reflected in their day to day lives.
As derived by Gallup’s research, majority of employees at workplace are dissatisfied and unhappy. Hence these employees report negative experience at workplace. Only one of eight employees is positively engaged in work, contributing towards organizational goals with utmost zeal and commitment. The productivity gap created by these non-performing/disengaged workers is important while considering the success of a business and the overall growth of global economy which remains sluggish without employee engagement.
Thereby, the need to promote employee engagement by business leaders worldwide is critical. Increasing employee engagement at workplace is vital for the betterment of workforce and settling the global economy back on track. The objective of companies, communities and countries should be to achieve sustainable long-term growth for a prosperous and peaceful future (www.aon.com, 2014).
It is a rightly established fact that for any organization, employees should come first, not the customers/clients, because employees are the people taking care of customers. Hence, if a company wishes to have excellent employees giving their best to business, then it should learn to take care of them. The senior leaders, who are well engaged themselves, have a stronger and more positive impact on their employees. Thus, organizations practicing employee engagement in their day to day business functions enjoy all the benefits derived from high engagement.