Employee engagement is defined as the involvement and enthusiasm of employees in their work and workplace. Recent research has indicated that the main driver of employee engagement is that employees want purpose and meaning from their work. They want to be known for what makes them unique. They also want relationships, particularly with a manager who can coach them to the next level. Below is a summary outcome of the research indicating what employees wanted in the past and what they want in their future to enhance engagement:
The Past
My Paycheck
My Satisfaction
My Boss
My Annual Review
My Weaknesses
My Job
The Future
My Purpose
My Development
My Coach
My Ongoing Conversations
My Strengths
My Life