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Leadership | Oct 16

How SMEs can improve their employee engagement

Leadership | Oct 16

Help to Grow: Management alumnus and founder of &Evolve (formerly known as The Engagement Coach), Amrit Sandhar, explains how SMEs can capitalise on their size and agility to ensure employee buy-in

Amrit Sandhar

Amrit Sandhar

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Before we consider what small businesses can do to improve employee engagement, it’s worth explaining what we mean by this, and what we are trying to achieve. Whilst there is no standard definition, there is broad agreement that it’s looking to improve the enthusiasm, dedication, and commitment employees feel towards their work.

In his work the Taxonomy of Work-related Wellbeing, American psychologist James A. Russell defines the engaged state as one of high activation (being energised) and being in a pleasant state. So, the focus for small businesses is to consider how to energise employees at work, and how to create pleasant environments for them to work in.

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