In the light of our current dynamic, fast-moving working environment, successful organizations are already embracing a new management culture based on continuous learning, inclusion, involvement, empowerment and participation.
In the heart of such a workplace culture, the aspect of Employee Engagement is an inalienable part.
But what exactly is employee engagement?
To date, there is not a generally accepted term for the concept of employee engagement. Much has been written on the definition, the aspects and the outcomes of employee engagement.
However, how do engaged employees look like?
Engaged employees are enthusiastic, they take initiatives, their goals are aligned with the organizational goals, they take ownership and pride in their work. All these can be described as motivation that helps employees do the extra mile.
Within INTRASOFT International, employee engagement is related to a state of mind characterized by dedication, job involvement, passion for work and continuous improvement towards excellence. At INTRASOFT International we hire highly motivated individuals and we fight to keep them in our family. We don’t want to slow down the best of our employees. Our goal is to create a meaningful working environment, which employees enjoy visiting every day and in which the feel motivated to contribute to organizational goals and vision.
Measuring Engagement is the first step towards an improved workplace experience
To measure such a complex concept is a difficult process. However, an employee engagement survey can help organizations collect useful feedback from their employees and improve their strategy.
Currently, we are running an employee engagement survey including questions which reflect several aspects of everyday life at INTRASOFT such as innovation, employee experience, strategic focus, leadership and internal collaboration.
The ratio of employee participation in such surveys is already an indicator of engagement. However, surveys on their own can’t improve anything. A new mission then starts for the organization as a whole to encourage and implement changes, that can make our organization evolve.
Author: Margarita Poupaki.