ABSTRACT

Empowered leaders realize that the most effective strategy to engage team members to do their jobs is not through threats and fear, understanding the critical importance of engaging team members to create a foundation of value and achieve buy-in to accomplish organizational goals. Leaders have consistently faced challenges obtaining employee buy-in concerning change initiatives. Employee engagement is a critical concept in the multifaceted workplace which seeks to understand and describe all aspects of the relationship between an organization and its employees. The most pressing actions that lead to disengagement include failure to make employees feel appreciated for what they do; failure to promote a positive, affirming work environment; failure to include employees in any level of decision discussions; failure to effectively communicate critical information; and failure to recognize employee or team contributions.