Are you interested in learning about what drives employee engagement at work? Do you want to keep up with current research but simply can’t find the time? And do you want to know how to positively impact employee engagement in your organisation? Keep reading!

At 2DAYSMOOD, it’s important to us that we keep up-to-date with the most recent developments in our field. After all, we support organizations every day with our realtime measuring method of employee engagement. By maintaining our academic knowledge, we can not only improve our tool, but also provide advice which is backed by empirical evidence. In 2018, in collaboration with Utrecht University, we scientifically validated our Employee Happiness Model (and its 15 measurable drivers of employee happiness and engagement). However, our inquisitiveness hasn’t ended there – our team is constantly investigating and sharing the latest findings from employee engagement research with one another, our partners, and now with you too!

Introducing #2DAYSRESEARCH

Over the next few weeks, using contemporary research, we will be educating you on how the 15 drivers from our Employee Happiness Model impact employee engagement. If you feel inspired to learn more, you can even check out the research papers yourself. So for the coming period, make sure to keep an eye on this liveblog and our socials (Instagram – @2daysmood, Twitter – @2daysmood, LinkedIn – 2DAYSMOOD).

Every week we will publish a new research update on one of the drivers of employee engagement. For example, did you know that the physical work environment, leadership and appreciation have a proven relationship with engagement and indirectly work performance? Do you want to know more about how you can increase engagement and employee happiness in your organization with the 15 second survey of 2DAYSMOOD? Request a free demo or brochure.

1. Internal Communication

How does internal communication impact engagement?
When it comes to internal communication, less is (usually) more! This employee happiness driver is important as it is the main method of creating a shared understanding and vision amongst your employees. Quality internal communication is characterized by a number of factors, such as being clear, coherent, and concise.
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Research shows…
Recent research suggests that quality internal communication helps to cultivate positive workplace relationships, which in turn positively influences employee engagement. Why? It may be because internal communication facilitates interactions in the organization, thereby increasing the likelihood of friendships occurring!

Want to find out more? Check out the research

2. Vision and Values

How do vision and values impact engagement?
Having a vision which guides and perpetuates the organization’s existence is an essential element for the success of any organization. Importantly, a great vision also needs a great leader who can communicate the vision to others and garner support from their colleagues.
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Research shows…
Research has found that when employees act with the organization’s vision in mind during their day-to-day work, they work better and feel happier. This is because subscribing to the organizational vision allows employees to clearly understand the long-term goals of the organization and how their work contributes towards their attainment!

Want to find out more? Check out the research

3. Strategy and Goal Alignment 

How do strategy and goal alignment impact engagement?
An organization’s strategy is based on the methods they will use to obtain their long-term organizational goals. An effective organizational strategy is one which your employees identify with. They should understand how their tasks, responsibilities and mutual collaborations are part of that strategy. No matter how well-planned a strategy is, it cannot succeed without being properly absorbed by employees.
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Research shows…
Research has found that when employees act with the organization’s vision in mind during their day-to-day work, they work better and feel happier. This is because subscribing to the organizational vision allows employees to clearly understand the long-term goals of the organization and how their work contributes towards their attainment!

Want to find out more? Check out the research

Do you want to know more about how you can increase happiness in your organization with the 15 second survey of 2DAYSMOOD? Request a free demo or brochure.

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