Does the engagement of employees concern you? Your concern will certainly go away if you involve yourself with your employees. Now how to involve with your employees?
By all means, know them, grow them, inspire them, involve them and reward them. Then, only you can make them satisfied, engaged and productive.
Anne Mulcahy rightly pointed out, “Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.”
A manager fails when he does not know the strengths, weaknesses, interests and skills of his employees. Neither he cares for their welfare nor he cares for their well-being. He does not communicate properly. He fails to develop them So he can’t make the work atmosphere interesting., As a result, he can’t inspire, involve and appreciate them. Moreover, he does not focus on their strengths; he focuses on their weaknesses. In other words, he does not understand what the engagement of employees is. Do want to learn more about employee engagement? Have a look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Employee_engagement
Why engagement of employees
“Engaged employees stay for what they give (they like their work); disengaged employees stay for what they get (favourable job conditions, growth opportunities, job security).” – Blessing White’s The State of Employee Engagement 2008.
More are the Managers engaged, more are the employees engaged. So engage yourself first. Then make the employees engaged.