A true sense of belonging at work is the deepest outcome measure of engagement — and one of the best predictors of the extent to which one will thrive at work. Research demonstrates that possessing a top quartile engagement score is an important directional indicator but does not
necessarily explain the extent to which an employee body is truly engaged on a day to day basis.
Organizations, however, that are able to cultivate a sense of belonging are more likely to have employees that passionately advocate for, are committed to and are enthusiastic about their work. Environments that foster a deep sense of belonging enjoy greater productivity, stronger employee wellbeing, and lower levels of turnover. Establishing a culture of belonging must be a strategic point of focus for every business and HR leader seeking a more engaged, satisfied, and resilient workforce.
The five pillars of belonging
Achievers Workforce Institute has identified five pillars of belonging that all HR efforts should align to and drive.
These pillars are feeling:
Each pillar has its own drivers and outcomes, all pulling towards a greater sense of belonging.
Read more in the latest whitepaper from Achievers Workforce Institute.