Employee Engagement is a hot topic right now. It is, however, possibly an even trickier one than most of us realise. That’s because we all have a different definition of what it actually is.
In their 2009 report “Engaging for Success: Enhancing Performance Through Employee Engagement” commissioned by the UK government, David MacLeod and Nita Clarke admitted that, “There is no one agreed definition of employee engagement – during the course of this review we have come across more than 50 definitions.” As they point out, this makes it a difficult subject. How can we improve employee engagement if we cannot even agree what it is?
Perhaps we are over-complicating things.