4 Elements of Employee Engagement (Mosley and Irvine)




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Munadil Shafat
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4 Elements of Employee Engagement (Mosley and Irvine)

Those of us concerned with engagement of employees (or ourselves) should know what components it consists of. But before I was aware of the elements below, I was fumbling over internet to understand how to engage employees. And guess what, you would find countless ways to engage employees in this approach. But then I found the article by Mosley and Irvine and now I am in a much better position to approach employee engagement my own way. Their four essential components or elements of employee engagement are briefly described in this post:
  1. ENABLEMENT: Before thinking any further, one must ensure employees are provided with all the necessary means for accomplishing their job duties. These may include a lot of things like a conducive work environment, flexible work-schedule, providing essential equipment, accessories, job specific know-how, on-boarding, training and development etc.
  2. ENERGY: Another essential component of engagement, Energy can be given in different forms:
    1. Physical energy indicates one's ability to put needed physical effort for a task.
    2. Mental energy denotes one's level of focus during his/her work day.
    3. Spiritual energy deals with one's belief about the importance of his/her work.
  3. EMPOWERMENT: By empowering employees you are actually delegating some authority to them which is needed to accomplish work. Many organizations have fear for the unknown regarding employee empowerment, but without it employee engagement is a far-cry.
  4. ENCOURAGEMENT: The first three components set the ground for employee engagement, the 4th one nurtures it day in day out. Encouragement can simply be the "thanks" you receive from your boss or coworker when a work done well. It can also be a bonus for great achievement or just receiving a formal credit in the team meeting for your contribution. Nonetheless it's important to have the shower of encouragement in your culture for engagement to grow.
What do you think about these 4 components? Is there still an element missing? Can't wait to hear your valuable insights regarding this subject.

Source: Mosley, E. and Irvine, D (2020), "The 4 Elements of Employee Engagement You Should Not Overlook", TLNT
 

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