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By Rodd Wagner
The field of employee engagement has taken a beating in the last decade. The Great Recession, mass layoffs, misuse of engagement data, wide dissemination of news about companies that did their employees wrong, decreasing levels of trust, and unavoidable transparency through sites such as Glassdoor have changed the equation.
Myth 1: Employees want to be engaged.
Myth 2: High marks on the employee engagement survey show that an employee is loyal.
Myth 3: Employees who give low scores on the survey should just resign.
Myth 4: It’s useful to ask about “best friends” at work.
Myth 5: Because engagement is important, bonuses should be tied to it.
Myth 6: Almost everyone tells the truth on employee engagement surveys.
Myth 7: Engagement is so badly messed up that it can’t be fixed.
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