As I finished writing about MBWA I thought about the positive implications towards driving Employee Engagement. Employee Engagement as defined by the Corporate Leadership Council in their 2004 study, “Driving Performance and Retention Through Employee Engagement” as “the extent to which employees commit to something or someone in their organization, how hard they work, and how long they stay as a result of that commitment.”
Three key indicators of Employee Engagement is how your employees respond to these statements. First, my manager cares about me as a person. Second, my boss shares important information about the organization with me. Third, I have the tools and knowledge to complete my job to the best of my ability. If your employees "strongly agree" with these statements then they are Engaged in their work.
As a manager it is your responsibility to lead employees towards meeting the objectives of the organization. You are their biggest influencer and a cheerleader for the vision and mission of the organization. Your leadership style and MBWA will have an impact on Employee Engagement. What is your leadership style?