Engaged employees and a positive company culture go hand in hand

Engaged employees and a positive company culture are key factors in becoming a successful organisation. These two factors form the backbone of a vibrant work environment and are crucial for attracting, retaining and developing talent, as well as making employees feel involved and motivated to contribute to the company’s success.

How do company culture and employee engagement interact to create a positive and productive workplace?

Corporate culture represents the collective values, norms and behaviours of the organisation. It is the invisible force that governs how people interact and work together. On the other hand, employee engagement refers to the inner drive and passion that employees feel for their work and the organisation. Engaged employees are passionate about their tasks, feel involved and strive to deliver their best performance.

Research (Gallup’s ‘State of the Global Workplace’) shows that companies with high levels of employee engagement and a positive company spirit are more successful. When employees feel engaged and involved, they are more likely to contribute to the company’s growth and to do their best to achieve common goals. On the other hand, a negative company spirit and low employee engagement can lead to reduced productivity and higher employee turnover.

Corporate culture and employee engagement influence each other in several ways. A positive and supportive company culture creates an environment where employees feel valued and encouraged to contribute their ideas and opinions. On the other hand, low employee engagement may indicate that the company culture is not as healthy as it seems and requires further action for improvement.

Organisations need to measure their level of employee engagement to know where they stand before making changes and improvements. A common and effective method is to use Webropol to collect and measure employee engagement. Employee surveys include questions about the work environment, such as leadership, communication, recognition and development. The results can be followed up with goal-oriented work in action plans and in subsequent measurements, trend and development over time can be measured.

Creating a positive company culture and increasing employee engagement requires a conscious and long-term commitment from management, including the following:

• Clear communication of company values and objectives
• Create an environment that fosters openness, trust and co-operation
• Offer opportunities for personal and professional development
• Encourage employee involvement in decision making
• Recognising and rewarding employees’ achievements and contributions
• Promoting diversity, inclusion and equality in the workplace
• Prioritising employee well-being and working life

Employee engagement and company culture are not just abstract concepts but crucial factors for the success of an organisation. By understanding their importance and implementing best practices, organisations can create a work environment where employees thrive, develop and contribute to the growth and success of the company. Book a demo!


Gallup. 2024. State of the global workforce. URL: https://www.gallup.com/workplace/349484/state-of-the-global-workplace.aspx