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Employee Engagement – Nature or Nurture?

February 23, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Are engaged employees found, or made? A couple of recent articles on employee engagement have me thinking that many employees are engaged by nature and it’s not the organizational system that engages them (or doesn’t). Employee Engagement Isn’t Getting Better and Gallup Shares the Surprising Reasons Why, by Mark C Crowley, tells us that, despite our best efforts, growth in engagement has remained flat, with apathy and discontent among the workforce relatively constant. How Southwest Airlines Hires Such Dedicated People, by Julie Weber, provides far more hope for developing a fully engaged workforce. She explains it like this: “That’s because we view engagement as a two-way street. Yes, an employer must work to keep employees engaged by offering good pay […]

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