Employee engagement: The secret recipe

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Published on 16th July 2014 by James Strickland

Employee engagement: The secret recipe

Organizations with high employee engagement are more likely to outperform those with low employee engagement because engaged employees are more committed and motivated with their work. The concept of “employee engagement” has been around for more than 30 years and it was Gallup who originally coined the term. Although the concept of employee engagement has remained the same, the drivers of employee engagement have been changing over time and are directly linked to communication.Work environments are more democratized now than ever before due to the explosion of social media, and it's down to the CEO to build a culture of engagement within their organization. It takes a lot of effort to increase employee engagement and the recipe is different for every company; it has to come out from the company’s vision and mission statement. Here’s some ideas that will help you increase employee engagement:
  1. Clearly communicate tactical and strategic company objectives: When employees understand how they contribute to the overall business agenda they are more engaged in their daily tasks. You can achieve this by linking company objectives to employee goals.
  2. Involve employees to decision making: Employees are the knowledge gate-keepers; by allowing them to participate in the decision making process you will able to understand situation easier and also motivate them as they are contributing to the company’s plan at a strategic level.
  3. Build a culture of collaboration: Creating a culture of collaboration will bring teams and departments closer and it will diminish silos which normally lead to employee turnover.
  4. Reward and thank your workforce: Always reward and thank your people for their work. Paying a salary is required; but having a social recognition program will motivate and engage your workforce above and beyond their normal course of duties.
  5. Provide continuous feedback: Continuous feedback processes are critical. Employees really enjoy constructive feedback which focuses on the development needs.
  6. Promote your talent: Employees are motivated when they know that if they work hard they will progress to the next level. Employee engagement will increase when employees have a clear career path which is linked to their goals.
Every company can increase employee engagement and motivation by putting their people first. It might take some time and re-organization but it will be worth the effort as the benefits significantly outweigh the costs.To find out how you can improve engagement and increase productivity at your workplace request a demo with us here.
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