How a ‘what’s in it for me’ mentality can hurt employee engagement

By Kylie Terrell, Employee Engagement Consultant at Reward Gateway

When someone says the words “employee engagement,” what comes to mind? Is a workplace that has engaged employees one where everyone is so in love with their jobs they all stay back or log in late to reach their KPIs? Or a workplace where everyone just agrees and gets along? Employee engagement is all about unlocking discretionary effort and getting employees to give their all for the business… right?


This approach to employee engagement really looks at work life from the employer’s point of view. The ‘what’s in it for me’ prioritises what the business will gain from having an engaged workforce. And while that’s important, it’s not the only half of the equation.

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