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Common Myths about Employee Engagement

By HR Tech Outlook | Thursday, August 20, 2020

This is virtually impossible for a human being to completely negate all of the emotions they are experiencing during the workday and act professionally.

FREMONT, CA: An engaged employee is likely to be more productive and efficient than a disengaged one. Employee engagement is, therefore, necessary for businesses to drive success. Unfortunately, studies show that employee engagement rates are usually low throughout the year and why is it so remains unclear. Plenty of myths are there about employee engagement that need to be busted.

Let us look at some popular myths about employee engagement:

Employees Should Strictly Act Professional at Workplace

Top 10 Employee Engagement Solution Companies - 2020Employees live two lives- one being the professional life, and the other one is personal life. At the workplace, they are expected to act professionally regardless of how many storms are ravaging their personal lives. This is virtually impossible for a human being to completely negate all of the emotions they are experiencing during the workday and act professionally. After all, employees are not robots. If employees have a difficult time, either professionally or personally, it may reflect on their productivity level. The best thing to do to boost employee engagement is to be supportive of employees’ emotional needs and offer them the necessary support they need.

Only Money Engages Employees

A handsome package may help attract top talents, but it is not always enough to engage them in their work. Earning money is not the sole purpose for employees to slog through the month at the office. Employees want to be motivated and contribute to the greater whole. If employees are not treated with respect and trust, they are likely to stop feeling connected to their companies.

Disengaged Employees can be Bad Employees

Often disengaged employees are viewed as bad employees. Employees may feel disengaged, but still, they can get their work done correctly. A lot of factors can be responsible for turning employees disengaged. Hence, employers need to take strategic initiatives to understand the main reasons behind their disengagement and try to find out ways to minimize it.

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