6 Facts On Employee Engagement And Productivity
12 Nov, 2017
6 facts that should make any business leader focus on engagement criterias:
Fact #1 - Work-Life Balance
There is now greater attention towards balancing employees’ personal and work life, which becomes the contributing factor towards engagement. Researchers at the University of Warwick found that engagment increased employee productivity by 12%, whereas stress caused a decrease of 10%. The researchers stated, “We find that human engagment has large and positive causal effects on productivity. Positive emotions appear to invigorate human beings.”
Engagement mainly pertains to psychological well-being. Psychologists doing research for Euginio Proto have found that employees tend to spend more time towards creative tasks at the office, leading to greater productivity, while less creative tasks remain untouched.
Fact #2 - Engaged Brain works more productive
Shawn Anchor, author of The Happiness Advantage, found that the brain works much more effectively being engaged; you become more creative and can easily solve complex problems.
Fact #3 - Good Relationship is a Key
John Helliwell, professor at The University of British Columbia, has conducted a survey with a population size of 100,000, in which he discovered that better relationships between employee and employer became a source of satisfaction and engagement, ultimately, leading to increase in productivity. You can read how Employee Engagement impacts on Better Business Results
Fact #4 - The mood is more important than you thought
J.M. George published a research article on Human Relations, along with P. Totterdell and his colleagues, in a journal called ‘Journal of Personality and Social Psychology’, stated that adverse mood had negative impacts on the mind; creating tension between each other and deconstructive competition. On the contrary, pleasant mood leads to creativity, tolerance, generosity and non-defensiveness,
Fact #4 - Positive emotions have a “broadening effect”
Fredrickson proposed a model of ‘Broaden and Build’ in 1998, that portrays have positive feelings can affect people’s scope of attention, cognition and action, and build physical, intellectual and social resources.
Fact #5 - Business units at 95th percentile are more successful
A research paper published by ‘James Harter ‘stated that business units at 95th percentile showed greater success rate, which is almost double, to those at the 5th percentile.
Fact #6 - Only 13% of employees feelling engaged
A survey conducted by Gallup showed that currently, there are only 13% of employees engaged at work, while the rest are unhappy with their work which is why companies of the United States lose up to $450-$550 billion dollars per annum proving happiness is a necessity to prevent losses.