Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : October 29th 2013 Contents One should always remember that offices are meant
to work and not for fun. For an individual, his work
should come first and everything else later. The
employees who do not take ownership of their work
blame others and the organisation for the poor show.
Cowards leave the organisation at its bad times, the
one who really has the potential to make it big stick
to it and make things happen there only.
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, October 29, 2013
A LEADING DISTRIBUTOR
is seeking to recruit a self motivated,
qualified and experience
• ACCA, CGA, Management Accounting RIA
or any suitable combination
Minimum of 5 years experience
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Deadline for submission is October 31st,
2013. Only suitable applicants will be
Individuals coming together on a common
platform to achieve the goals of the organ-
isation as well as to earn a living for them-
selves are called as employees. The smooth
functioning of an organisation depends on
its employees and their seriousness towards
What is employee engagement?
Employee engagement refers to a situation
where all the employees are engaged in their
own work and take keen interest in the
organisation s activities. An engaged employ-
ee is one who is focussed, enjoys his work
and learns something new each day.
An engaged employee is satisfied with
his work and would never think of quitting
his job. He is the one who willingly accepts
responsibilities and looks forward towards
a long term association with the organisa-
Lack of challenging work is one of the
major reasons as to why an employee decides
to move on. An individual should be del-
egated responsibilities as per his speciali-
sation and background for him to perform
up to the mark. An employee delivers his
hundred percent when he does something
which interests him. Problems crop up when
individuals have nothing creative and chal-
lenging to do. An employee must foresee a
bright future and better growth prospects
in the organisation for him to stick to it for
a longer duration. An engaged employee
always stays motivated in his current assign-
ments and does not look for opportunities
outside. Why does an individual always look
for challenges outside, why can t he improve
the conditions in his own organisation?
Monotonous work demotivates an individual
and prompts him to look for a change.
As they say "an empty mind is a devil s
workshop". In the same way, idle employees
are the ones who loiter around and spread
negativity all over the place. They are the
ones who provoke others to fight amongst
themselves. Individuals who have nothing
to do at workplace kill their time by gossiping
around and badmouthing their organisation.
They always talk negative about the man-
agement and encourage others to move on.
The team leaders and the management
must take the initiative to assign challenging
work to the subordinates so that they do
not treat their work as a burden. An employ-
ee must be asked to do something innovative
everytime.An individual engaged in his work
strives hard to deliver his level best and live
up to the expectations of the management
everytime. He looks forward towards achiev-
ing his organisation s targets and thus making
it one of the best places to work.
An employee who is busy with his work
stays away from nasty politics, backstabbing
and thus maintain the decorum of the office.
He prioritizes his work and does not really
get time for controversies. Individuals are
reluctant to leave when they enjoy a cordial
relation with their colleagues. Everyone
expects a stress free environment at work-
place and tends to leave only when there
are constant disputes. No one likes to carry
tensions back home. An engaged employee
does not get time to participate in unpro-
ductive tasks instead finishes his assignments
on time and benefits the organisation.
The team leaders must monitor the per-
formance of the team members to ensure
whether they are satisfied with their profile
or not? Performance reviews are a must to
make sure every one finds his job interesting.
Discussions are essential at the workplace
and everyone should have the liberty to
express his opinions on an open forum.
Don t impose things on anyone. Let people
decide themselves what best they can do.
This way employees are satisfied with their
work and never look for a change.
Employee engagement and employee retention
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