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Employee engagement goes beyond simple motivation and job satisfaction. It can be seen as a blend of employee’s commitment towards the organization and its values, as well as, the willingness to support other colleagues. Employee engagement is all about employee morale, commitment, motivation, loyalty, work responsibility, inspiration, work fulfillment, job satisfaction, and employee behavior. Employee engagement has progressively become a mainstream concept in human resource management over the latest decade. According to CIPD factsheet, “Employee engagement is an organizational approach ensuring the favorable conditions for all the organizational members to contribute the best of their efforts every day while remaining motivated towards organizational success and committed towards organizational values and goals along with an enriched sense of their personal wellbeing” (CIPD n.d).
In other words, employee engagement is all about creating work setting and organizational conditions, in which, individuals offer optimal level of their skills, potential, and capabilities. The CIPD fact sheet also cites that the concept of employee engagement is founded on the integrity, trust, two-way communication, and commitment between an organization and its employees. The concept focuses on engaging employees for long-term organizational success, contributing to individual and organizational performance, well-being and productivity. The adequate utilization of employee engagement can dramatically nurture or devastate the organization. In order to engage employees perpetually, the approach of employee engagement proposes the mutual gains for individual and collective employment relationship in order to create a win-win situation for employers and employees. Moreover, it involves an emotional and physical state of being while also encompassing their particular work effort and behavior. Organizations are increasingly adopting the concept of employee engagement as it tends to bring about constructive behaviors and attitudes leading to enrich business outcomes in a way that reinforce and trigger overall performance (Engage for Success n.d).
CIPD. Official Website. 2016. Web. April 11, 2016.
Engage For Success. Official Website. 2016. Web. April 11, 2016.