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The Secret to Keeping Employees Engaged

January 10, 2013 by Bruce Jones, Programming Director, Disney Institute

According to a recent article from Fast Company, disengaged employees can cost companies billions every year in lost productivity. At Disney, we believe that creating a culture of care, one that supports our Cast Members, is the best way to keep Cast Members engaged.

Yesterday’s D’Think Chat posed the question and common theory that “increased compensation [is] an effective driver of motivation.” The overwhelming response from the community was that, while an increased salary might suffice in the short-term, long-term motivational needs are best met through a genuinely supportive culture of care.


“We have learned that emotional engagement is a much stronger indicator of discretionary effort.” – Disney Institute Facilitator


Fast Company also offers “5 rules of happy employees" in their full article. What keeps you motivated and engaged at work? Share your thoughts in the comments below.



Posted in Selection, Training, Engagement | Tagged Employee Motivation, Employee Satisfaction, Employee Motivation, Engagement | 1 Comments


1 Responses to The Secret to Keeping Employees Engaged

  • Jessica says:

    on January 17, 2013

    I work for a tiny company (five employees), so what keeps me motivated is accountability and goal setting. I alone comprise our web department. If I don't do something well or promptly, the fault is on me. I don't want long-time customers to be disappointed, especially with someone they've worked with for many years! That makes me want to be better at my job today than I was the day before. I also set goals that force me to remain focused and educate myself throughout the year.


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