Across organizations of every size and description, employers tend to want similar things from their staff. One such universal is that companies want their teams to connect on a personal level with the company’s mission and goals. Employers want engagement, and they want to look around the workplace and see workers who commit to the enterprise and equate company victories with personal victories.But while the desire remains strong, managers don’t seem to be getting what they want. According to a series of surveys conducted by Gallup since 2000, employee engagement levels haven’t risen in more than a decade. Surveys across multiple industries show these levels holding steady at about 32 percent in the US, despite corporate interest in bringing the numbers up.But what does this mean for you, the worker-bee?On an obvious note, it you’re not committed to or inspired by your work, it could translate into general unhappiness and negativity. Even more importantly, though, new research indicates that engagement is often strongly correlated with development and leadership opportunities. So if you’re not engaged, you’re also likely not growing.Needless to say, it’s to your benefit to be enthusiastic about the work you do, so here are a few things to consider if you’re interested in upping the engagement ante.