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67 Employee Engagement Quotes (INSPIRATION)

Top 12 Most Inspiring Quotes on Employee Engagement

“It all came down to employee engagement. It all came down to recognition. It all came down to leadership, which led to every sailor feeling ownership and accountability for the results. You can ask a team to accomplish a mission but you can’t order excellence.”

Mike Abrashoff, Commander USS Benfold
When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute. - Simon Sinek
When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute. – Simon Sinek
Our number one customers are your people. Look after employees first and then customers last. - Ian Hutchinson
Our number one customers are your people. Look after employees first and then customers last. – Ian Hutchinson
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement. - Charles Schwab
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement. – Charles Schwab
Throw yourself into some work you believe in with all you heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours. - Dale Carnegie
Throw yourself into some work you believe in with all you heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours. – Dale Carnegie

“When leaders throughout an organization take an active, genuine interest in the people they manage, when they invest real time to understand employees at a fundamental level, they create a climate for greater morale, loyalty, and yes, growth.”

Patrick Lencioni
A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life. - John Wooden
A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life. – John Wooden
Customers do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they’ll take care of your customers. - Richard Branson
Customers do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they’ll take care of your customers. – Richard Branson
The way your employees feel is the way your customers will feel. And if your employees don’t feel valued, neither will your customers. - Sybil F. Stershic
The way your employees feel is the way your customers will feel. And if your employees don’t feel valued, neither will your customers. – Sybil F. Stershic
On what high-performing companies should be striving to create A great place for great people to do great work. - Marilyn Carlson
On what high-performing companies should be striving to create: A great place for great people to do great work. – Marilyn Carlson

“Employee engagement is the art and science of engaging people in authentic and recognized connections to strategy, roles, performance, organization, community, relationship, customers, development, energy, and happiness to leverage, sustain, and transform work into results.”

David Zinger
Dispirited, unmotivated, unappreciated workers cannot compete in a highly competitive world. - Francis Hesselbein
Dispirited, unmotivated, unappreciated workers cannot compete in a highly competitive world. – Francis Hesselbein

Top 17 Most Famous Quotes on Employee Engagement

“If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood, sweat, and tears.”

Simon Sinek
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. - John Quincy Adams
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. – John Quincy Adams
We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. – Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers. - Stephen R. Covey
Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers. – Stephen R. Covey

“There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organisation’s overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow.”

Jack Welch
The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity. - Tom Peters
The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity. – Tom Peters
Everyone talks about building a relationship with your customer. I think you build one with your employees first. - Angela Ahrendts
Everyone talks about building a relationship with your customer. I think you build one with your employees first. – Angela Ahrendts

“Research indicates that workers have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company.”

Zig Ziglar
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. - Steve Jobs
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. – Steve Jobs
Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don’t keep it a secret. - Mary Kay Ash
Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don’t keep it a secret. – Mary Kay Ash

“Engaged employees stay for what they give (they like their work); disengaged employees stay for what they get (favorable job conditions, growth opportunities, job security).”

Blessing White’s The State of Employee Engagement 2008
Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it. - Buddha
Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it. – Buddha

“Connect the dots between individual roles and the goals of the organization. When people see that connection, they get a lot of energy out of work. They feel the importance, dignity, and meaning in their job.”

Ken Blanchard
It’s about getting the best people, retaining them, nurturing a creative environment and helping to find a way to innovate. - Marissa Mayer
It’s about getting the best people, retaining them, nurturing a creative environment and helping to find a way to innovate. – Marissa Mayer
Employee engagement is an investment we make for the privilege of staying in business. - Ian Hutchinson
Employee engagement is an investment we make for the privilege of staying in business. – Ian Hutchinson

Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.”

Sam Walton
Leaders give their teams a sense of purpose, give them opportunities to grow and grow, and place them in positions where they can succeed. - Gordon Troggold
Leaders give their teams a sense of purpose, give them opportunities to grow and grow, and place them in positions where they can succeed. – Gordon Troggold

15 Quotes About the Importance of Employee Engagement

“A group of people get together and exist as an institution we call a company so they are able to accomplish something collectively that they could not accomplish separately – they make a contribution to society, a phrase which sounds trite but is fundamental.”

David Packard
Take our 20 best people away, and I will tell you that Microsoft will become an unimportant company. - Bill Gates
Take our 20 best people away, and I will tell you that Microsoft will become an unimportant company. – Bill Gates
Highly engaged employees make the customer experience. Disengaged employees break it. - Timothy R. Clark
Highly engaged employees make the customer experience. Disengaged employees break it. – Timothy R. Clark
Engaged employees are in the game for the sake of the game; they believe in the cause of the organisation. - Paul Marciano, PhD
Engaged employees are in the game for the sake of the game; they believe in the cause of the organisation. – Paul Marciano, PhD
If you fulfill the wishes of your employees, the employees will fulfill your visions. - Amit Kalantri
If you fulfill the wishes of your employees, the employees will fulfill your visions. – Amit Kalantri
We think it’s important for employees to have fun… it drives employee engagement. - Tony Hsieh
We think it’s important for employees to have fun… it drives employee engagement. – Tony Hsieh
In the current volatile and uncertain environment, engaged employees are an essential component not just for success, but perhaps for survival. - Nigel Paine
In the current volatile and uncertain environment, engaged employees are an essential component not just for success, but perhaps for survival. – Nigel Paine
Employee engagement is the degree to which an employee feels that they are truly part of a company, have a voice in its decisions and feels respected. - Darryl Dioso
Employee engagement is the degree to which an employee feels that they are truly part of a company, have a voice in its decisions and feels respected. – Darryl Dioso

“Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.”

Anne Mulcahy
Employee engagement is the emotional commitment the employee has to the organisation and its goals. - Kevin Kruse
Employee engagement is the emotional commitment the employee has to the organisation and its goals. – Kevin Kruse
Employees engage with employers and brands when they’re treated as humans worthy of respect. - Meghan M. Biro
Employees engage with employers and brands when they’re treated as humans worthy of respect. – Meghan M. Biro
Take time to appreciate employees and they will reciprocate in a thousand ways. - Bob Nelson
Take time to appreciate employees and they will reciprocate in a thousand ways. – Bob Nelson
Paychecks can’t buy passion. – Brad Federman
Paychecks can’t buy passion. – Brad Federman
The greatest asset of a company is its people. - Jorge Paulo Lemann
The greatest asset of a company is its people. – Jorge Paulo Lemann
To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace. – Doug Conant
To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace. – Doug Conant

23 Wise Employee Engagement Quotes that Will Get You Thinking

“Create caring and robust connections between every employee and their work, customers, leaders, managers, and the organisation to achieve results that matter to everyone in this sentence.”

David Zinger
When people go to work, they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home. - Betty Bender
When people go to work, they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home. – Betty Bender
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. - Kahlil Gibran
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. – Kahlil Gibran

“You’ll attract the employees you need if you can explain why your mission is compelling: not why it’s important in general, but why you’re doing something important that no one else is going to get done.”

Peter Thiel
People want to know they matter and they want to be treated as people. That’s the new talent contract. - Pamela Stroko
People want to know they matter and they want to be treated as people. That’s the new talent contract. – Pamela Stroko
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back. - Maya Angelou
I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back. – Maya Angelou

“You have to want to be engaged. There has to be deep-seated desire in your heart and mind to participate, to be involved, and to make a difference. If the desire isn’t there, no person or book can plant it within you.”

Tim Clark
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited. - Napoleon Hill
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited. – Napoleon Hill
Motivating employees to work at their full potential is the main premise of successful management. - Eraldo Banovac
Motivating employees to work at their full potential is the main premise of successful management. – Eraldo Banovac

“It’s sad, really, how a negative workplace can impact our lives and the way we feel about ourselves. The situation is reaching pandemic heights – most people go to work at jobs they dislike, supervised by people who don’t care about them, and directed by senior leaders who are often clueless about where to take the company.”

Leigh Branham and Mark Hirschfeld
To build a culture of engagement it is important to incorporate training on intrinsic motivation and employee engagement into management development programs. - Kenneth Thomas
To build a culture of engagement it is important to incorporate training on intrinsic motivation and employee engagement into management development programs. – Kenneth Thomas
Environments that support their employees in the right way will naturally foster employee engagement. - Aaron Tucker
Environments that support their employees in the right way will naturally foster employee engagement. – Aaron Tucker
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. - Seneca
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. – Seneca

“Connect the dots between individual roles and the goals of the organization. When people see that connection, they get a lot of energy out of work. They feel the importance, dignity, and meaning in their job.”

Ken Blanchard and Scott Blanchard
Culture is about performance, and making people feel good about how they contribute to the whole. - Tracy Streckenbach
Culture is about performance, and making people feel good about how they contribute to the whole. – Tracy Streckenbach
Some companies don’t have an engagement problem, they have a hiring problem. - Bob Kelleher
Some companies don’t have an engagement problem, they have a hiring problem. – Bob Kelleher
What we have done for ourselves alone, dies with us; what we have done for others and the world, remains and is immortal. - Albert Pike
What we have done for ourselves alone, dies with us; what we have done for others and the world, remains and is immortal. – Albert Pike
This is the only country in the world where today’s employee is tomorrow’s employer. - Marco Rubio
This is the only country in the world where today’s employee is tomorrow’s employer. – Marco Rubio
The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. - Phil Jackson
The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. – Phil Jackson
Business and human endeavors are systems… We tend to focus on snapshots of isolated parts of the system. And wonder why our deepest problems never get solved. - Peter Senge
Business and human endeavors are systems… We tend to focus on snapshots of isolated parts of the system. And wonder why our deepest problems never get solved. – Peter Senge

“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.”

Carl Jung
To paraphrase Einstein, insanity is expecting employees to do one thing while rewarding them for doing something else. - Robert G. Thompson
To paraphrase Einstein, insanity is expecting employees to do one thing while rewarding them for doing something else. – Robert G. Thompson
There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life reciprocity. - Confucius
There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one’s life: reciprocity. – Confucius

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