Employee engagement refers to a situation where the employees are engaged in their work and hardly get any time to gossip or spread rumours. It has been observed that an employee engaged in work tends to avoid fighting with others and thus enjoys a warm relationship with his colleagues.
Most of the time he is busy with his work and stays away from nasty politics or interfering in each otherâ€™s tasks. Both the two terms have a direct relationship with each other. In the real sense, employee engagement is directly proportional to employee relationship. More the employees are engrossed in their work; the better the relation among them.
Let us understand the relation between the two with an example:
Michael was heading the marketing and the branding team of a leading firm. He had four team members reporting to him. Michael being a responsible team leader ensured all his team members were assigned challenging tasks for them to enjoy their work. The team members were always on the toes to do something creative everytime. Michael took his lunch with his team members in the companyâ€™s cafeteria and made sure to spend some together every weekend. His team members never fought with each other, instead enjoyed their work, discussed things among themselves and came out with innovative ideas satisfying all. Most of the time they were seen glued to their workstations and hardly had any time for lose talks, gossips, blame games or criticism.
An employee sitting idle the whole day at workplace creates problems. It is rightly said that â€œan empty mind is a devilâ€™s workshopâ€. People with no productive work to do actually look for excuses to argue and even provoke others to fight. They are involved in all kinds of destructive work and pose a threat to the decorum and peace of the organization. An employee who finds his work interesting would never bother whether his colleague is chatting over the phone or dating someone. He would be more concerned with his work and strive hard to complete it within the desired time frame. He would utilize his time in completing his assignments to submit it further rather than peeping into his colleagueâ€™s computer or finding faults in others.
An employee who is satisfied with his job profile would always think in the favour of the company and would stay away from doing anything which would bring a bad name to his team as well as his organization. He would prefer working rather than wasting his precious time in unproductive tasks. Engaged and satisfied employees always try their level best to work hard and justify their salary.
An employee who is serious about his work would definitely complete it at a much faster rate as compared to non serious workers. Chances of mistakes in their work would also be less and but natural they would earn appreciation from their superiors or team leaders. Their work would be liked by all and hence they would definitely enjoy a healthy relationship with their superiors and fellow workers. Employees would be able to complete their assignments on time and thus impressing the management.
The team leader should ensure that the key responsibility areas of the team members match with their interests and specialization. It is essential that the employees donâ€™t treat their work as a burden and look forward to going to office daily. In such cases employees enter the office with a positive frame of mind and are more adjusting and compromising with each other. They readily help each other and enjoy a healthy relationship with their fellow team members.
An employee must concentrate on his work rather than fighting with others and spoiling his relationship with his fellow workers.