Many companies are devoting the wrong resources towards improving workers' attitudes
For decades, employee engagement has been a hot topic. HR workers from all corners have tried to implement policies that promote employees' enthusiasm for their work. These strategies have ranged from heightened financial benefits to flexible scheduling options. In an article for Inc.com, Paul Keegan cautions against overdoing either of these, as they can lead to more problems than just a lack of employee engagement.
Says Keegan, "It's tempting to respond [to lack of engagement] by throwing up your hands in despair and doing nothing, or by overcompensating and turning your office into a goofy playpen for coddled employees."
The article goes on to say that what's best is striking a balance between taking action and realizing that the concept of "employee engagement" has been over-engineered "to the point that [it doesn't] bear any resemblance to what normal people understand." Treating your employees like individual humans with unique problems rather than lumping people into percentages through company-wide surveys will best serve your efforts to heighten collective employee interest.
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