Stepping Up to Make Sure You Keep Your Organization Strong

Still not convinced that employee engagement is the key to success? Read on…

As if the evidence wasn’t already overwhelming enough, the numbers keep flooding in connecting employee engagement to the bottom line. Last year, companies with high levels of employee engagement reported an average improvement of 19.2 percent in operating income, while companies with low levels of employee engagement declined an average of 32.7 percent!

So what’s it gonna be—19 percent up, or 32 percent down? The choice is yours.

Don’t think for a minute that you don’t have the budget to make engagement happen. It doesn’t take a massive investment to reap big rewards.

A Work Foundation study showed that organizations that increased practices related to engagement by just 10 percent increased profits by an average of $2,400 per employee per year. And the engaged organizations grew profits as much as three times faster than their competitors in 2011.

So what if your executive team isn’t on board? Get going without them. One person can radically change the engagement of an organization. Leadership is not just a position—it is a way of being. Get the ball rolling, then bring your team along. It may save their bonuses, raises and even their jobs.

Remember, engagement is just a decision. DECIDE to be happy where you are—and you will be.

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