The most apparent benefit of employee engagement is higher productivity.
When people feel that their work makes sense, they are much more willing to take responsibility for its implementation.
This may involve more work or be more diligent, which will mean more accurate and qualitative results.
A less obvious but no less important advantage is that busy employees will remain loyal to their company.
They will even recommend it to other good employees.
In the long term, it will save the company time and money for training and recruitment.
As an Employee
As an employee, you can focus solely on salary and career prospects when choosing a role.
While this is important, it’s even more important to find out if the company will be an excellent cultural fit for you:
- Does it support employee development?
- Does it feed their existing talents?
As an Employer
The main drawback for employers is the inability to communicate. It may be uncomfortable for a host to ask questions that require an emotional response, especially questions about how an employee feels or whether he or she likes his or her work.
Good news. This skill can be developed.