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The Four Secrets to Employee Engagement

02.18.2014
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Wonderful post from the Harvard Business Review on not only keep employees happy but engaged in their work. Keep employees engaged in their work is a worldwide challenge for many businesses. However, there are many ways to fix this challenge and improve productivity across the entire company. Read the following excerpt to find out a few of the secrets.

How did you feel about coming to work this morning?

I’m sure many factors influenced whether you felt like digging right in, but one of the most significant was almost surely your boss.

It seems obvious: Direct supervisors who set their teams up for success, observe them in action, ask for feedback, identify the root causes of employee concerns, and then follow through with meaningful improvements have happier, more engaged employees.

Why, then, do senior executives who tout the value of employee engagement so often delegate it to the HR department? HR serves an important function, but not even the best HR staff is in a position to take the actions required to affect the attitudes of individual employees or teams.

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