The sustainable engagement of employees refers to how closely they connect to their respective organizations. The key elements to this intensity of connection with their workplace include their attitude towards achieving work-related goals and their efforts to go the extra mile for the betterment of their company. In addition to effort, sustainable engagement also corresponds to a supportive environment that promotes productivity and provides the right tools for work, as well as an energy boosting work experience that promotes wellbeing. Where there is sustainable engagement, there is productivity, and improved financial outcomes. Through a detailed questionnaire based on employee work experiences, the Towers Watson Global Workforce Study has assessed the main drivers of sustainable engagement. Upon evaluation of the results, leadership was found to be the key driver of sustainable engagement, followed by goals, workload, image and empowerment. The study also
found only four in ten employees to be highly engaged, suggesting much room for improvement. With leaders who are actively present for their subordinates and are actually seen in action themselves, sustainable engagement of employees is a given. The actions of leaders should also be in accordance with their organization’s values. Engagement will be seen where leaders themselves are interested in making an effort to grow the business, where they ensure wellbeing of their employees, and have confidence in their subordinates while trusting them with their respective assigned tasks. Such engaging leadership also includes good management of their area of work, in addition to making changes for mutual benefit of employees. Superiors who empower their juniors automatically generate well engaged employees which in turn boosts the general productivity of an organization. With cut-throat competition in today’s global workplace, it is necessary to keep in check such factors which can make or break your company. With appropriate decision-making and supervision, professionals at leading positions can gain some loyal employees for their firms. Such a team of committed people can set a business on its route to success. To keep your employees engaged, it must be remembered that leadership is just the tip of the iceberg- attention to the other top four drivers is also significant.