Does your company or business foster employee engagement? If not, it should. After all, worker engagement can be an influential determinant of your success. Committed workers are more prolific, client-focused, and lucrative. Also, business owners are more likely to keep them.
You should remember that employee engagement is not a Human Resources initiative that administrators have to do each year. Instead, it is a critical strategy that encourages employee performance, success, and constant development all year long.
Just like how companies cannot produce employee empowerment, motivation, or happiness, engagement is up to the workers who make decisions or choices about how committed they want to be in the workplace. Workers make choices related to their empowerment, motives, and comfort. These decisions are not up to employers.
Employers have the responsibility to devise a culture and an atmosphere that is conducive to workers making the choices that are beneficial for their company. Engaged agents are excellent for your sales.
Increasing employee engagement can improve profitability by as much as 21%. More companies are investing heavily in employee incentives, events, and development programs because happiness and loyalty lead to good work. Here are some of the strategies that forward-looking companies use to improve employee engagement:
1. Coaching and Mentoring
Mentoring enables a younger employee to follow the footsteps of an older officer through the transfer of knowledge and supervision. Coaching can be very similar in terms of the level of guidance provided, but a peer, an external consultant, or a training team can do it. The focus that both programs offer is an effective morale booster.
2. Reiterating the Big Picture
When employees understand how their role affects the organization and community, they work hard and happily. According to IBM, 80% of employees feel more engaged when they realize how they serve the company’s mission and vision.
Your company’s mission or vision statement should articulate your purpose. It should announce to the world at large why your business exists. With that in mind, you can think of a mission statement as a mixture of what your company or non-profit organization does and how and why it does it. You should express it in a manner that encapsulates the things that are meaningful to you.
3. Creating a Feedback System
Many potential issues disengage employees. These include feeling overworked, unrealistic expectations of bosses, not attaining work-life balance, and relationship issues with colleagues. The only way to address these problems is by capturing them through an effective feedback system.
4. Having Team-Building Activities
Doing something fun together works. Employee morale events are specially designed by professional team-building facilitators to make employees feel motivated. It is also an excellent opportunity for everyone to get to know each other better.
5. Promoting Tolerance and Openness
It is difficult to sustain a good working relationship among peers if they are not trained to treat each other with openness and tolerance. Workplace bullying is becoming rampant with clear and aggressive intervention from management.
Sadly, pay issues cause only 12% of resignations. The rest are the consequences of disengagement in the workplace. It is high time companies regarded employee morale events and similar programs not as an expense but as an investment with remarkable ROIs.