The link between employee engagement and business performance is now irrefutable, but the cultural norm of motivating workers beyond their pay check is a relatively new concept.
When manual labour made up the best part of the job market, there was less – if any – call for organisational alignment or positive managerial relations.
However, in today’s technology-driven world the average role demands a higher level of psychological wellbeing to be performed to a decent standard. In a business space fixated on ROI and metrics, people managers often come up against stoppers when attempting to prove this to the board. If the initiative costs, you’ll need evidence of returns.