Concentrating on employee engagement can help companies withstand, and possibly even thrive, in tough economic times. An engaged workplace is one in which employees know more, do more, and willingly contribute to the success of the organization. According to a study by Gallup, companies with engaged employees outperform the competition by as much as 202%. While the benefits are clear, employee engagement is a struggle for most companies, as over 71% of employees report that they are not fully engaged. Fortunately, there are actionable steps an organization can take to become an engaged workplace.