Employees are considered one of the vital organs of an organization as carrying out functions without the support of the employees is almost impossible. This has increased the role of employee of within the organization and also increased their level of engagement with the business. Employee engagement thereby tends to be associated with providing greater autonomy to the employees and entrusting greater roles and responsibilities so that employees are able to work in a manner through which their involvement and contribution towards the organization increases. This paper thereby explores the role of employee engagement and looks towards presenting the manner in which an organization looks towards achieving higher degree of employee engagement so that the goals can be better achieved.
This looks towards making all people associated with the organization to come together and look towards a common purpose with additional responsibilities and powers so that the assigned task can be carried out in the most effective manner. This will thereby help to understand the manner in which employee engagement benefits organization and the manner organizations look towards achieving those. Before moving on it is important to understand what employee engagement means?
Different scholars in various fields like psychology, industrial sociology, human resources and others have tried to explain what employee engagement means. It is basically looking towards exploring the employees potential at work by providing them more authority and responsibility so that they are able to be better committed towards the goal (Beardwell & Holden, 1994). This will further require that they look towards working for long period of time and are retained by providing the required incentives and training.
This has further been substantiated by some of the scholars who look towards looking employee engagement from a macro level and looks towards ensuring that the employees are better committed and a relationship is developed which is based on trust and fairness (Gennard & Judge, 2002). This requires that collaborative interactions are developed between the employer and the employee so that employees are entrusted with additional responsibilities and will provide the required flexibility through which no conflicts takes place (Teicher, Holland & Gough, 2002). This will ensure that employees are provided with the additional authority through which they are able to act in a positive manner and transform the entire process of working.
This will lead towards personal commitment of the employees and will look towards long term employee involvement. This will have a positive impact on the organization as it will help to carry out the difficult task easily and will thereby ensure that the organization is able to achieve bigger goals. The prime reason which makes organization ensure increased employee engagement is that it provides an opportunity through which the organization can ensure that there larger goals can be achieved.
This helps to give a sense of purpose and directions to the concerned employees and creates a platform through which better delivery of the different objectives becomes possible. This helps to identify different factors and the role they have in determining employee engagement towards the organization. The foremost important thing to ensure employee engagement is to ensure the willingness on the part of both the employer and the employee to work together and be committed towards the larger picture (Teicher, Holland & Gough, 2002).
This will require that the employer is willing to pass on additional responsibility and authority to the employees and the employees are willing to take the extra burden and ensure that the additional authority is not misused. This will help to improve the level of commitment towards the organization goals and will make the entire working fraternity to work together. This will also transform into better job satisfaction and the employees will be willing to work for the organization for a longer period of time.