2. Implementing a company culture increases productivity
Employee engagement measures the commitment a worker has to their organization. It’s a critical factor in 11 business outcomes, including customer loyalty, profitability, and average productivity.
Bad news for employers in the United States: research indicates that only 33% of employees are engaged at work. However, that number is more than doubled for exceptional workplaces. The key difference? Exceptional workplaces prioritize internal culture.
When an employer has strong workplace culture, their company values guide their business decisions. That often means prioritizing employee well-being over short-term profits. It also means investing in employee experience, or how your workers experience the workplace.
For example, businesses that have continued to prioritize flexible working arrangements in the wake of the pandemic reap the benefits of increased employee engagement and, by extension, productivity. (We’ll dive more into these productivity statistics later on in this article.)
These employee engagement statistics indicate that, when workers trust their employer, they care more about the work they do. That makes them more productive workers. Good vibes = good work.
Beyond being sure your business practices what they preach, good relationships between co-workers also increase productivity via employee engagement. An employee’s relationship with their manager may be the most important. How you relate to your direct reports accounts for 70% of their engagement at work.
Work friends are also valuable assets. In fact, when the pandemic caused mass isolation, work friends became more important than ever — especially for remote workers. Those who have a workplace bestie reap these benefits:
- Boosted engagement
- Boosted output
- Fewer work-related accidents
- More creativity
- More fun