In corporate world, the word employee engagement has become synonymous with events related to fun; sports or lectures or any other activity, which takes employees out of their cubicles for a get-together or group activity. One can see HR team’s yearly calendar marked with these events across the year as these are a part of key performance indicators for measuring HR team’s performance.
In the 70s and the 80s, employee satisfaction was important and later on employee commitment and involvement in work got added as parameters to measure employee satisfaction.
Today, employee engagement has become a motherhood statement in the corporate world based on the studies that have found that engaged employees perform better. No wonder then, companies treat employee engagement as a proxy for performance. Given the strategic impact of employee engagement on business performance as highlighted by various studies, it has become a key corporate initiative in almost all the organisations.