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How to Increase Employee Engagement in the Workplace

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Now more than ever, organizations have a critical responsibility to keep their employees committed, engaged, and happy to thrive and survive the dynamic workspace. According to Gallup, only 36% of U.S employees are engaged in their work.

Engaged employees are enthusiastic and involved in their work. One of the best ways to know if your employees are engaged is checking whether they’re putting in the time to grow their skills, working towards company goals, and providing ideas that can help improve the organization’s efficiency, productivity, and profitability. If your organization is struggling with employee engagement, don’t panic. Here are a few ways you can boost employee engagement in your workplace.

Concentrate on Engaging Management

Before you speak to your employees, it’s essential to create a winning strategy. As the manager, you’re the primary driver of employee engagement. You need to understand what your employees need, their challenges, and what they value and develop solutions and steps to improve engagement. Engagement management involves putting your employees’ interests in mind, understanding the company’s mission and purpose, and providing ways to achieve company goals.

Provide Guidance, Training, and Support

Your employees rely on your leadership skills to grow and succeed in their individual positions. To build a culture of accountability, transparency, and trust, you need to lead by example. Instead of giving instructions, show by action. Provide proper employee training and feedback.. You can hire professionals to help train and use Mobile Workforce Management Software to provide a mobile-enabled workforce management environment. Invest in tools that can help you manage repetitive tasks, such as sending invoices and outsourcing some tasks to allow your employees to focus on important company projects.

Emphasize Your Company’s Mission and Core Values

It’s critical for your employees to know what you expect from them and their role in your organization. Employees are more engaged when there are clear goals and purposes to inspire them. Ensure that every employee knows their responsibilities, including how their role impacts the business. Lead by example and make every member accountable for their productivity.

Recognize Good Performance and Reward Achievements

Engaged employees will often work to ensure company goals are achieved. They’re more productive and contribute massively towards business success. However, if they’re not recognized, appreciated, or promoted, such employees may feel demotivated. They may not work towards their full potential. With only 20% of American employees passionate about their occupation, employee efforts need to be recognized to drive engagement.

Take time to recognize good work and allow them to do the same for their peers. Instead of calling an employee to your office to appreciate them, make it a habit to call a meeting and appreciate the employee in the meeting. This can send a message to all other employees that they will be recognized and awarded if they put in the effort.

Put Everyone in their Right Roles

Hiring the right people and training your employees to take specific positions in your company is a great way to get everyone working on tasks they enjoy and feel confident about. Discover talents, train, grow and support employee achievements. When employees are happy with their positions, they’re likely to stay in their jobs, reducing turnover rates.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Truthsayers Neurotech, the world's first Neurotech platform servicing the enterprise. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development and Associate Member of the Agile Business Consortium.

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