Employee Engagement: Why doesn’t everybody just do it?

Kwench | Rewards and Recognition

Farmer at the dentist _ Johann LissMakes you wonder doesn’t it? Everybody knows that engaged employees are much more productive and innovative. Even if you don’t quite believe the exact percentages often quoted, the concept is intuitive enough. Your employees are happy and so they go the extra mile to do a better job. You know you would. Why then would all managers and leaders in an organization not want to invest their time and energy in building a culture of actively engaging employees? Boggles the mind, does it not?

The answer to that question lies in the innocuous bottle of hand-wash lying on your bathroom sink.

Soap?

Settle down comfortably. Get a cup of coffee. There is a long-ish story I need to tell you before getting back to the soap (and employee engagement).

In spite of all the advances in medical science a visit to the dentist can still be a painful experience…

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