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Dec 30, 2015
This article is part of a series called Classic TLNT.

Editor’s Note: It’s an annual tradition for TLNT to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 15 of 2015. Our regular content will return on Jan. 4, 2016. 

Given how much time and money has been spent on employee engagement — and how little has been shown for it — it’s clear that most employers are not doing enough of the right things  and/or, they are doing enough WRONG things to counteract  their positive efforts.

If we hope to see results from our employee engagement efforts, we need to focus on the basics. We need to ask ourselves if we are violating basic fundamental principles of human nature and how it influences engagement.

Implementing engagement programs without addressing these foundational flaws is like painting a rusted car. You can buy the most beautiful, expensive paint but … it will never stick.

Your efforts at boosting employee engagement will never stick if you violate the principles on the list below.

This article is part of a series called Classic TLNT.