When you examine the definitions and perceptions of employee engagement it is a lot like how we look at snow. Employee engagement is much more than perception but certainly perception of ourselves, others, and our work play a key role in engagement.
Is employee engagement something playful or a snow job?
A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water. ~ Carl Reiner
The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball. ~ Doug Larson
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