“Employee engagement” is a buzzword that everyone throws around these days, but no one seems to be able to nail down what it really means. Engaged employees are supposedly happier, healthier and more productive, but it is daunting to approach engagement as a goal when the term is so ill-defined.

This article on Entrepreneur does a great job avoiding jargon and laying out steps you can take to strengthen your company culture and get everyone pulling in the same direction. The article focuses especially on fostering informal communication between employees at all levels within the company, and on recognizing every employee for their effort.

Creating a culture where employees communicate with each other outside of meetings is difficult, especially in an era when more employees are traveling and telecommuting, and it is even harder to identify all the small things your employees do to contribute to your culture and your productivity.

JouleBug Shine provides the perfect platform for you to create a culture of sharing and communication where leaders are appropriately recognized for all the little things that create a great company culture, without the need for endless surveys and paperwork from HR. Find out more here!