Employee engagement is often hailed as a critical component of a business’s success. It’s frequently defined as the emotional commitment employees have to the organization and its goals. However, it’s more than just a buzzword or a nice-to-have attribute; it’s a powerful driving force behind productivity, retention, innovation, and overall business performance.
When employees are truly engaged, they’re not just satisfied with their jobs or happy at work. They’re emotionally invested in the company’s mission and objectives, striving to contribute their best efforts to drive the organization’s success. They become advocates for the company, infusing their roles with passion and dedication. This level of engagement is a potent catalyst for business growth.
However, enhancing employee engagement isn’t a straightforward process. It requires a deep understanding of your employees’ emotional investment in your company, which can be challenging to gauge as emotions are subjective and experiences can vary significantly from person to person. That’s where the power of asking the right questions comes into play.
1. Do you understand the company’s mission and values?
2. What does it take to be successful here?
3. Has the company set you up to succeed?
4. Are you happy working here?
5. Do you have the resources to do your job well?
6. Does your work align with the company’s goals and objectives?
7. Does your manager recognize your efforts and contributions?
8. Does your manager support your goals?
9. Do you enjoy working with your current team?
10. Are your teammates accountable to one another?
Editors note: this blog was originally published in October 2019 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.