Terms such as employee happiness, employee satisfaction, and employee engagement are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing.
At some points, they support each other.
Shall we remember?
Employee engagement is the extent to which employees feel passionate about their jobs, are committed to the organization, and put discretionary effort into their work.
Happiness at work is the extent to which employees feel good about their jobs.
Happy employees make the working atmosphere more positive. Positive environments are important for commitment.
If you look at it from another point of view, the good energy that highly engaged employees radiate around them can also create a happy working environment.
Let’s go back to the question we asked at first: Are engaged employees always happy?
Companies often think that their highly engaged employees are already happy.
This is wrong!
Employees who are committed to the company and engaged to their work may be more fragile. Many things that are not a problem for those who work without any commitment can be a problem for them.
Engagement must be nurtured and preserved.
Engagement without happiness is unsustainable!
The employee’s unhappiness can sweep away any feeling of engagement, leaving the person not caring about their work.
Or, even worse, the person remains engaged and unhappy – which leads to stress and burnout.