Employee engagement is a key indicator of organizational success both locally and globally, but in India, few leaders felt their companies made it a priority. According to a study conducted by Dale Carnegie, only 26 percent of Indian leaders agreed that their organization made employee engagement a top priority, supported their efforts to engage employees, or worked to engage them as leaders. While it was clear these individuals understood the importance of an engaged workforce, many said they weren’t sure how to go about accomplishing this goal. According to the study, only 35 percent of respondents felt they knew what they had to do to better engage their employees, and that their organizations had provided training to that end. A little over half felt they knew what they needed to do, but their organization offered them no support, and 3 percent admitted they had no idea where to start. Indian leaders agreed in the study that engagement is an important goal, but they were much more likely to prioritize it if it were measured and incentivized.
Study: Indian Managers Agree Engagement Is Important, Have Difficulties Achieving It