What is work engagement?
There are many different ways of measuring engagement. Clear Review’s methodology of measuring engagement is based on “work engagement.” Work engagement is a proven factor in high performance. Research has revealed that work engagement is the biggest single factor that predicts work task performance (36%), compared to transformational leadership which is 10%. A good environment for work engagement is one in which the employee understands the purpose of the company and the role their jobs play in its success. An engaged workforce leads to a high performing one because employees are immersed in their job, and enthusiastic and clear about their impact on an organization.
Energy, purpose and immersion
There are three engagement factors all related to performance and its outcomes. They are energy, purpose and immersion.
Energy: If you have energy at work, you have the metal energy and resilience to get through challenges at work. You have the energy to get through it because you have the people around you to support and the resources or budget to support you. This is something that is enabled through the workplace environment.
Purpose: Having purpose at work is knowing that what you are doing is going to accomplish something and has some sort of impact and effect. If you are doing work that no one cares about, that doesn’t matter, and you don’t have a purpose to get stuff done, it can be highly disengaging. Having a sense of purpose boosts engagement.
Immersion: Immersion is all about the flow of your work. It’s all about having the right level of challenge and difficulty. If you get caught up in it and lose track of time, in a good way, it gives you a sense of flow in your workplace because you are immersed in your work.