Teamwork photo showing employee engagement.Why Employee Engagement Matters

Engagement is the willingness and ability to contribute to company success. It is the extent to which employees put discretionary effort into their work in the form of meaningful time, brainpower, and energy.

Research consistently shows that sustainably engaged employees outperform their non-engaged coworkers by 20-28%. Even a small improvement in productivity can have a positive effect on your organization’s performance and competitiveness. Highly successful businesses attribute their success to a strong organizational culture and high employee engagement. They pull out all the stops to improve these initiatives regularly.

Employees engaged in their work are likely to be motivated, remain committed to their employer and stay focused on achieving business goals and driving the organization’s future. Disengaged employees can drag down others and impact everything from customer service to sales, quality, productivity, retention and other critical business areas.

How Do Top Companies Succeed at Employee Engagement?

According to’s list of “Best Places to Work,” top companies share commonalities when it comes to employee engagement, being at least partially responsible for the success of the companies who make that list.

1.  They understand what employees are thinking

2.  They demonstrate appreciation for contributions big and small

3.  They create an intentional culture

4.  They commit to open, honest communication

5.  They support career path development — this commitment to growth at all levels, not just among senior leaders,            shows employees that there is a future for them

6.  They engage in social interactions outside work — when colleagues feel connected, productivity improves

7.  They know how to communicate the organization’s stories

Contact FutureSYNC to learn how we can help enhance employee engagement at your organization.