How experts define employee engagement?

Employee engagement is one thing, but it can have different definitions.

How about shuffling the archive?

“Employee engagement is the harnessing of organization members’ selves to their work roles; in engagement, people employ and express themselves physically, cognitively, and emotionally during role performances.” Described by William Kahn in 1990, it is perhaps the oldest definition recorded.

Wikipedia used a definition like this: Employee engagement is a property of the relationship between an organisation and its employees. An “engaged employee” is one who is fully absorbed by and enthusiastic about their work and so takes positive action to further the organisation’s reputation and interests. (Wikipedia)

Simon Sinek, the author of “Start ith Why,” describes employee engagement in the simplest of terms: “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.”

Quantum Workplace defines employee engagement as “the strength of the mental and emotional connection employees feel toward their places of work”.

According to Gallup, engaged employees are “those who are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace”.

According to Willis Towers Watson, employee engagement is “employees’ willingness and ability to contribute to company success”.

Aon Hewitt defines employee engagement as “the level of an employee’s psychological investment in their organization.”

Kevin Kruse from Forbes.com says the definition of employee engagement is; Employee engagement is the emotional commitment the employee has to the organisation and its goals. 

What is employee engagement according to Engage & Grow?

All definitions of employee engagement are parallel to each other, and we continue our work by consolidating the opinions of experts. The programs we implement around the world show that creating employee engagement is the ultimate goal of a great employee experience. In order to achieve this goal, employees need to be activated. This is the mission of Engage & Grow all over the world.

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