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The Secret to Keeping Employees Engaged

January 10, 2013 by Bruce Jones, Senior 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.


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