Skip to content

50 Motivational Employee Engagement Quotes

OKR Software - 50 Motivational Employee Engagement Quotes

Boost Team Morale: Top Employee Engagement Quotes to Inspire Success

Are you searching for employee engagement quotes that can help to engage and motivate your team to succeed? You have come to the right place! We are going to share a collection of inspirational employee engagement quotes. Let’s take a look at these quotes!

1. “Don’t build a company, build a family.”

2. “TURNED ON people figure out how to beat the competition, TURNED OFF people only complain about being beaten by the competition.”

3. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

4. “The greatest asset of a company is its people.”

5. “Give them a vision, not the task, and the job will be done very effectively.”

6. “Accept the fact that we have to treat almost anybody as a volunteer.”

7. “When people go to work, they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home.”

8. “Take time to appreciate employees and they will reciprocate in a thousand ways.”

9. “We think it’s important for employees to have fun… it drives employee engagement.”

10. “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.”

11. “You manage things; you lead people.”

12. “Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.”

13. “Dispirited, unmotivated, unappreciated workers cannot compete in a highly competitive world.”

14. “Highly engaged employees make customer experience. Disengaged employees break it.”

15. “Employees engage with employers and brands when they’re treated as humans worthy of respect.”

16. “Your number one customers are your people. Look after employees first and then customers last."

17. “Employee engagement is the emotional commitment the employee has to the organization and its goals.”

18. “Happy employees ensure happy customers. And happy customers ensure happy shareholders—in that order.”

19. “Motivating employees to work at their full potential is the main premise of successful management.”

20. “Environments that support their employees in the right way will naturally foster employee engagement.”

21. “Engaged employees are in the game for the sake of the game; they believe in the cause of the organization.”

22. “On what high-performing companies should be striving to create: A great place for great people to do great work.”

23. “Employee engagement is the extent to which your employees feel connected to and motivated by the work that they do.”

24. “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.”

25. “Engaged employees are psychological “owners,” drive performance and innovation, and move the organization forward.”

26. “The way your employees feel is the way your customers will feel. And if your employees don’t feel valued, neither will your customers.”

27. “The key element of engagement is trust; building trust requires companies to provide workers with as much autonomy and flexibility as possible.”

28. “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 feel respected.”

29. “Employee Engagement is about the willingness of people to be responsible for more than their own job. People who are engaged go the extra mile.”

30. “Engagement occurs when workers trust leaders and feel an emotional connection to the organization – the same way they did their first day on the job.”

31. “To build a culture of engagement it is important to incorporate training on intrinsic motivation and employee engagement into management development programs.”

32. “Employee engagement is all about maximizing employee productivity by creating the right conditions to motivate employees to contribute their maximum effort, skills, and knowledge.”

33. “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.”

34. “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.”

35. “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.”

36. “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.”

37. “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.”

38. “Employee Engagement is often misunderstood to mean happiness or contentment but it really boils down to something more complex that all employees, managers and the c-suite care about.”

39. “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.”

40. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”

41. “There is little success where there is little laughter.”

42. “To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.”

43. “Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.”

44. “Engaging the hearts, minds, and hands of talent is the most sustainable source of competitive advantage.”

45. “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.”

46. “…you have to want to be engaged. There has to be a 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.”

47. “Throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.”

48. “Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”

49. “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).”

50. “We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.”


You are now armed with 50 employee engagement quotes, try out these quotes to engage your employees well. Hope these quotes help you to get inspiration for engaging with your employees!

Related HRM OKR Articles

Get a free, full-feature trial of
DoerHRM OKR Software for 14 days

No credit card required.

Start using DoerHRM today!