Employee Engagement: Who Said That?
I just read an interesting article on employee engagement. Actually, I have read several dozen articles on employee engagement and they are all interesting. Here is where this one was different; the authors endeavored to define the term.
Important point: Engagement should not be confused with satisfaction or commitment.
Two Important Components of Engagement:
• Feelings of engagement (focus and enthusiasm)
• Engagement behavior (proactivity and persistence)
Notice… there is a distinction between engagement and satisfaction:
- Engagement is energy, not satiation
- Satisfaction is satiation and contentment, but not energy
This means that Engagement is Energy. E = E
Note: Authors of the study are William Macey and Benjamin Schneider as published in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. (2008)
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