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An engaged employee is a more productive employee

Last post May 14, 2012 09:02 AM by janvi. 2 repiles.

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An engaged employee is a more productive employee

Recently I read the Gallup Organization published research, I was astonished after reading this…what a scrutiny….

I just carried forward few of the thoughts from the research. I request the respected members to give their estimation…

The Gallup Organization published research proved that a more engaged employee is also a more productive employee. The research also proved, that a more engaged employee is also a more profitable employee, a more customer-focused employee, a safer employee, and an employee who is more likely to withstand temptations to jump ship and in turn it is also true that the longer employees stay with an organization, the less engaged they become.

Why are we so ineffective at engaging our people? And why, despite increasingly complex human resource systems, does the problem get worse the longer a person stays?

Asked more positively: What can we do to build a working environment that, over the course of an employee's tenure, creates higher levels of per-person productivity, customer service, employee retention, and safety and, underpinning it all, higher levels of employee engagement?

How much can we change a person after we hire him?

A person's recurring patterns of thought, of feeling and of behavior do not change significantly. If he is empathic when he is hired, he will stay empathic. If he is impatient for action when he is hired, he will stay impatient. If he is strategic, always asking "What if?", he will stay strategic. If he is competitive, he will stay competitive. Gallup labels these recurring patterns of thought, feeling, or behavior talents, but whatever word you use -- such as traits, qualities, or characteristics -- science's perspective on them is clear: They don't change much after a person is hired.

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March 14, 2010 12:542
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Re: An engaged employee is a more productive employee

Hi, As all the people who have posted replies above agree that the Longer the Tenure is Inversely proportional to Engagement in People management in an Organization. There are also various factors listed above why this happens. 1) Boredom 2) Learns about weaknesses of the Organization. 3) Reduction in communication. 4) Increase in reactivity trait. According to me all the above reasons are interlinked. Keeping all your employees engaged is not an easy task. And keeping them engaged for a sustained period is even more challenging. An organization which can do this is mostly profitable in every sense. An Engaged employee is very ENGAGED in the beginning of his tenure at an organization. Once he achieves success, he is either rewarded/recognized well or sometimes ignored. Once rewarded/recognized, he either begins to improve or becomes static with success. Once he improves performance, he is again rewarded(management) and hated for increasing the Bar(peers) or ignored (management) and empathized (peers). ......and the chain carries on. This is the general employee behavior and the reactions, i have observed during my tenure with employees and even with Myself :). Also there is one more aspect. Employee turnover. In today's world employee turnover cannot be Zero. Unless you empty your glass, you cannot fill in new substance. and If you remain with same mix for more than a certain time, the organization becomes stale. Fresh Ideas, fresh people and fresh environment are essential for both employee and employer. They keep you going longer than other organizations. So my suggestion is donot look for an employee longevity, but calculate your ROI is terms of a Hire and the time required to gain the Return. Engage your hire till that time + a period x, to become profitable. Let go after both the employee and employer have reached your goals. All other aspects mentioned by other members are very important, but my dimension is a little after all those right processes like communication, rewards systems, Performance Management, learning and development, benefits and happy employee. Thanks Vijay
March 16, 2010 03:433
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Re: An engaged employee is a more productive employee

Not allways,

Engaged employee may be productive employees.

Some time it seems that they are engaged but in the mean time out put is zero or lessor than the others, there may be certain reasons for output  as i personaly feel that productivity  is directly praportionate to there working intrest with a unique expertise, So in  last  an engaged employee merly be a productive employees.

 

Vikas Mishra

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January 18, 2011 12:144
vroopam
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Re: An engaged employee is a more productive employee

No, a smart employee who can do his work with accuracy and speed is more productive employee
April 25, 2012 05:155
janvi
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Re: An engaged employee is a more productive employee

Apaet from productivity, an engaged employee is not likely to leave, therefore, reducing attrition. Would like to share a good article on Employee Engagement, go to http://qubehrm.com/blog/is-employee-engagement-required-for-smes

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