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Employee engagementis a fundamental concept in the effort to understand and describe, bothqualitatively and quantitatively, the nature of the relationship between an organization and itsemployees. An "engaged employee" is defined as one who is fully absorbed by and enthusiasticabout their work and so takes positive action to further the organization's reputation and interests.An engaged employee has a positive attitude towards the organization and its values.[1] Incontrast, a disengaged employee may range from someone doing the bare minimum at work (aka'coasting'), up to an employee who is actively damaging the company's work output andreputation.An organization with "high" employee engagement might therefore be expected to outperformthose with "low" employee engagement.Employee engagement first appeared as a concept in management theory in the 1990s,[2]becoming widespread in management practice in the 2000s, but it remains contested. It stands inan unspecified relationship to earlier constructs such as morale and job satisfaction. Despiteacademic critiques, employee engagement practices are well established in the management ofhuman resources and of internal communications.Employee engagement today has become synonymous with terms like 'employee experience' and'employee satisfaction'. The relevance is much more due to the vast majority of new generationprofessionals in the workforce who have a higher propensity to be 'distracted' and 'disengaged' atwork. A recent survey by StaffConnect suggests that an overwhelming number of enterpriseorganizations today (74.24%) were planning to improve employee experience in 2018

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