Employee Engagement

Engaged employees are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and contribute to their organization in a positive manner.



The ultimate goal of any engagement effort is to create a culture of high performance. At APS, our caring culture of trust and collaboration is driven by employees who involved, enthusiastic, committed, passionate, and connected to our mission.

Increasing Employee Engagement

Through studying millions of managers worldwide, Gallup discovered there are 12 needs of an employee that, when met, create and support a great workplace and culture. Great managers and teams incorporate these elements into their everyday actions. They are laid out in a hierarchy structure, beginning with basic needs and moving through growth.

What the 12 elements tell us is that employees need focus, they need to be free from stress by having the right materials to do their jobs, they want to be cared about as people, and they want to be valued, appreciated, heard, trusted and challenged.

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2019 Results

Overall employee engagement has improved significantly.

  • The GrandMean moved from 3.66 in 2014 to 3.93 in 2019.

  • We saw improvements and increases on 11 out of 12 elements.

  • Participation was on par with participation from previous years at 76% (4,494 employees)

  • All school levels increased in engagement


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