Management Bug: Lack of People Engagement

A MngtBug is a problem, cause or impact in a human manager’s decision which produces an incorrect or unexpected result.
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Description

This week’s “Lack of People Engagement” is a bug found more often than desired.

Since we’re talking about people’s engagement in organizational contexts, it is by definition: the emotional commitment the employee has to the organization and its goals.

This emotional commitment means that engaged employees care about their work and their company. They don’t work just for a paycheck, or just for the next promotion, but work on behalf of the organization’s goals.
(Extracted and adapted from https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinkruse/2012/06/22/employee-engagement-what-and-why/#1f2b738b7f37)

They want to be involved in their work, enthusiastic about the organization they work for and committed to their fellow workers.
(Extracted and adapted from https://www.socialchorus.com/blog/employee-experience/employee-engagement-key-to-company-success/)

People’s engagement has become a top business priority. In this rapid cycle economy, business leaders know that having a high-performing workforce is essential for growth and survival. But while most executives see a clear need to improve people’s engagement, many have yet to develop tangible ways to measure and tackle this goal.
(Extracted and adapted from https://hbr.org/resources/pdfs/comm/achievers/hbr_achievers_report_sep13.pdf)

Without achieving this engagement company lost benefits, like:

  • Reduce staff turnover,
  • Improve productivity and efficiency,
  • Retain customers at a higher rate,
  • Make more profits.

Most importantly, engaged employees are happier, both at work and in their lives. When you’re engaged, it infuses everything you do with purpose, energy, and enthusiasm.
(Extracted and adapted from https://www.engagementmultiplier.com/blog/why-is-employee-engagement-so-important/)

“Lack of People Engagement” means wasted time, money and ultimately an organization that cannot thrive.
(Extracted and adapted from https://www.engagementmultiplier.com/blog/how-to-create-an-engaged-organization/)

Known Associates

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This MngtBug has been mentioned with several MngtFixes such as…

“Career Path Definition”,
“Moving Motivators Implementation”,
“Team Building Events Implementation”,
“Management 3.0 Training”,
and of course “Employees Achievement Recognition”

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Eduardo Espinheira is a Consultant, Facilitator, Manager, Public Speaker, Creator of the Management Bugs&Fixes and the Machiavellian PM Stories

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