Traits of Engaged Employees

The National Business Research Institute (NRBI) identifies six traits engaged employees have in common, including:

  • Shutterstock engagedThey believe in their organization.
  • They have the desire to work to make things better.
  • They understand the business context and big picture.
  • They are respectful and helpful to colleagues.
  • They are willing to go the extra mile.
  • They stay up to date with developments in their industry.

Put a small team of employees together and take stock of each trait. What’s going well? Where are the improvement opportunities? What steps can you take to (authentically, with buy-in) improve each?