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When we think about what an ideal employee population would look like within an organization, the words loyal and engaged would probably be amongst the adjectives you’d chose to describe them. But, what if you had to chose just one of the two? Which is most important?
As a 32 year employee, I say engagement. I am not at my job because of loyalty – I genuinely enjoy the work.
I've heard too many leaders over the years say that their priorities are their beliefs (religion), their family, and their company. In reality, some of them had the company ahead of the family in the mistaken notion of security.
Loyalty has it's value, and it keeps things running, but engagement is the growth engine.