Although much has been written on the nebulous nature of employee engagement, some experts say engaging a workforce doesn’t have to be overly complicated. The principles of employee engagement are the exact same principles that one would apply at home with a family. Engagement doesn’t occur due to isolated events and sporadic projects, it must happen because of a shifting mindset in the way an organization views its employees. For employees to be engaged, their needs must be met. This means providing them with a reasonable, comfortable place to work, and managers who are concerned with their well-being as well as their productivity. Just like a family, employees won't be engaged unless a connection is made. It's important for managers to develop bonds with their employees, and for employees to develop bonds with each other. Facilitating this process will create true engagement.
Creating Bonds to Boost Engagement