Do your employees feel a connection in the workplace? If not, consider the following: Towers Perrin research reports companies that have engaged employees report a 6% higher net profit margin. In addition, Kenexa research concludes that engaged companies have shareholder returns that are five times higher over the course of five years.
“Engaged” employees, those with a greater sense of pride and feeling of appreciation in the workplace, are much more likely to go the extra mile. However, changing behaviors that lead to an emotionally invested workforce is not easy. Engaging every level of an organization requires a tremendous amount of time and resources that, based on past experience, most executives simply do not have.