What commitment is and what it isn’t

What commitment is and what it isn’t

Lately, people involved in the recruitment, motivation and development of staff of a small, medium and large companies began to ask questions about some abstract concepts such as motivation, happiness, commitment and many others.

Today focus will be the commitment of employees and what it actually is?

Let’s start with what is not …

Committed is not proportional to the happiness!

Someone might be happy at work, but that does not necessarily mean productivity in the name of the organization. While a game room, free massages and beer party Friday are fun, to make an employer happy is quite different from having them commit to something.

Committed employee means satisfied employee.

Many companies have internal satisfaction surveys and many managers talk about it, but the bar they have set themselves is too low. Satisfaction can rise and fall every day from 9 to 5 without significant indications. But the same “satisfied” employees could, without too much effort, take a call from another “headhunter” offering them an increase in wages of 10%. Satisfaction is not enough to retain quality talent.
Definition: Committed employee means to be emotionally involved with the objectives of the organization in which it operates.
This emotional involvement means the employee actually be concerned about their job and the company. It means to work in the name of the company and its goals not in the name of 10% rise in wage or teh next premium.

When employees care when they are engaged, they use discretionary effort.

This means overwhelmed by tasks IT professional to work overtime when necessary without being entreated. And speaking of commitment on all levels – even hygienist to lift trash fallen outside of the trash bin, even when he knows that his boss was not watching him.
Still not clear why engaged employees are the key to the success of your company?

Engaged employees lead to better business results. In fact, survey research firm Towers Perrin shows that due to good engagement from employees, net profit margins rose by 6%. According to research by Kenexa, companies with high engagement among employees are five times higher in returns for shareholders for over 5 years.
How engaged employees lead to higher price of shares of the company?

Engaged employees lead to:
  • Higher service, quality and productivity, which lead to …
  • Higher customer satisfaction, which leads to …
  • Increasing sales, countersigned contracts and good references to potential future customers, leading to …
  • Increasing profits, which leads to …
  • Greater returns for shareholders.

As CEO-it of “Campbell`s Soup”, Doug Konant, once said: “To win the market, we must first win the workplace.” Employee commitment is the key to high performance workforce and the use of hidden potentials .

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