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Driving Productivity and Quality through Employee Engagement

Employees are the biggest assets of any organization. Organizations can gain significant competitive advantage by driving business productivity and quality through employee engagement.

In fact, several studies have shown that workforce engagement is one of the key contributors to enhancing business growth and success even during the most challenging times.

What is Employee Engagement?

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Even though employee engagement has become a buzzword today, most organizations still need to comprehend its true meaning.

Many organizations still believe that they can build an engaged workforce by just offering the best compensation in the industry and the best facilities at the workplace.

However, employee engagement includes much more than this. It is about how the employees feel about their work and workplace, and not just the financial benefits they receive.

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Another research by Taleo Research suggested that highly engaged employees are twice likely to become top performers.

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A similar study conducted across Fortune 100 companies found that the errors made by disengaged employees increased by a whopping 1000% as compared to the engaged employees.

What is the Impact of Employee Engagement on Productivity and Quality of Work?

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Employee engagement can impact every aspect of business growth and profitability, especially the overall quality and productivity of the workforce.

This is evident from the fact that organizations with a more engaged workforce tend to enjoy a higher success rate as compared to organizations where the workforce engagement level is relatively lower.

Such employees tend to stay loyal and dedicated to their organization even during a major crisis such as a recession or a pandemic.

The key reasons that make employee engagement so deeply impactful are as follows:

1. Creates a Sense of Self-Motivation


Highly engaged employees tend to feel motivated to contribute to business growth and success beyond their gains.

Self-motivated employees are known to be more efficient at their work and are likely to commit fewer errors.

This improves the overall quality of the output along with productivity and efficiency. These can provide significant benefits for the business in the long run.

2. Makes the Employees Feel Valued

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When organizations focus on improving the engagement of their employees they send out a positive message that they truly care.

By involving employees in key business decisions, organizations can demonstrate that they are valued greatly.

Hence, employees feel a sense of ownership and are inspired to put in their best to fulfill their goals efficiently.

3. Ensures Greater Employee Happiness and Satisfaction

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Highly engaged employees tend to feel greater happiness and satisfaction at their workplace.

Such employees do not feel overburdened with work and are always eager to take up more challenging roles and responsibilities.

Being happier also makes it easier for employees to work harder and focus on delivering high-quality results, every single time.

4. Strengthens their Bond of Trust with their Employers

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When employees are highly engaged, their trust in their employers and business leaders is strengthened further.

They also feel assured about their professional growth and development within the organization.

This helps in improving their job security; so they can work wholeheartedly towards the goals assigned to them.

This, in turn, helps in driving productivity and quality for the business through employee engagement.

5. Reduces Employee Turnover Rate

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One of the most significant ways in which employee engagement impacts quality and productivity is by reducing the turnover rate. 

Employees who feel happy and satisfied with their work and work environment, are less likely to seek other job options.

This minimizes the chances of disruption in the business operations so that productivity and quality remain consistent.

How to Improve Employee Engagement in an Organization?

Most organizations find the task of maximizing employee engagement to be challenging.

They need to develop strategies that are tailored to match the unique needs and motivations of their employees.

In this context, keeping the following key points that impact employee engagement in mind can prove beneficial:

Driving Productivity and Quality through Employee Engagement

1.  Organizational Work Culture


Work culture impacts engagement in more than one way.

This is why organizations need to focus on building a great culture that is inclusive and supportive. 

Such a work culture makes employees feel valued and more willing to contribute to the business’s growth and success.

2. Open Lines of Communication

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Open and frank communication between the employees and the management helps to enhance engagement significantly.

This requires the managers to make themselves easily accessible to all employees, including those opting to work from home.

Such communication is the key to building trust and makes the employees feel that their views and opinions truly matter.

3. Responsive Feedback Loop


Creating a responsive feedback loop helps employees to be aware of their strengths and shortcomings. 

It also provides employees with opportunities to express their ideas, and grievances, and provide suggestions for improvement without fear or regret.

4. Effective Rewards System

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An effective employee rewards and recognition system helps organizations appreciate and celebrate the achievements and contributions of their employees.

It assures the employees that the organization recognizes their efforts and values their attitude, commitment, and excellence.


The above points can help organizations in driving business productivity and quality through employee engagement to maximize their business growth and profitability, and to stay ahead of the competition.

Sagar Chaudhuri

Lead author: Sagar Chaudhuri, the Co-Founder and CEO of HiFives. He is an HR Tech Evangelist with over 25 years of corporate and entrepreneurship experience. In the past, Sagar has worked with companies such as Genpact, Infosys, and ICICI Bank, in leadership roles. He has an engineering degree from IIT Kharagpur and an MBA from IIM Lucknow. Connect on LinkedIn

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