The Truth About Employee Engagement

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Employee engagement is one of the most important factors in determining the overall health of your company. Think about it – employees who are happy at work are more likely to be productive, better workers, and loyal to the business. Studies have shown that disengaged employees are detrimental to many facets of a company, including the business’ bottom line. Can your company afford to employ unhappy workers?

In the 2014 TINYpulse Employee Engagement and Organizational Culture Report, more than 500 organizations were surveyed, and many of the numbers are grim:

  • Close to 80% of workers don’t feel that they’re strongly valued by their companies.
  • At least 25% of employees don’t have the tools they need to do their jobs well.
  • Two-thirds of workers don’t see opportunities for advancement in their current positions.
  • About half of employees don’t care for their boss.

Perhaps even more telling from the survey? The top reason employees go above and beyond in the workplace isn’t because they love their jobs or want to see the company succeed or think there may be more money in it for them; it’s because of their coworkers and camaraderie.

With that in mind, team building can offer the perfect solution. Employees who routinely undergo fun, exciting team building activities are likely happier and more engaged in the workplace. That alone has enormous benefits for your company. The other boost? Team building strengthens bonds within your workplace, thus creating workers who are even more willing to go the extra mile for the company.

If you haven’t given team building a try yet, why not? There’s much more to gain than there is to lose.