Employee engagement is a buzzword for sure but definitely a grossly misunderstood one. While many companies strive to measure and quantify the degree of engagement their employees feel, the basic question of what engagement means to each individual company is often lost.
Performance Management - two words that don't bring a smile to any face in an organization. The managers, who must sit down with each team member and review the year, find it tedious. The employees, who doubt the process and its outcomes, find it redundant. The human resources folks, who must make sure this painful process is seen to completion, struggle to sell it.