5 Tips to Improve Employee Engagement
An astounding 70% of U.S. workers are either not engaged or are actively disengaged, according to a recent survey by Gallup. These actively disengaged employees are emotionally disconnected from their companies and as a result are less productive, negatively influence coworkers and more likely to miss work.
To engage employees means to have them recognize that they benefit from the success of the organization. Once they consider themselves partners in the organization, they will become better employees.
Here are five tips to improve employee engagement in your organization:
- Communicate Expectations Clearly and Consistently – Let employees know the vision of the organization, as well as your goals and expectation.
- Listen to the Needs of Employees – Act upon employee concern whenever possible. If you cannot, then let the employee know why. This demonstrates that you take the employee’s concern seriously even if you cannot implement a policy to address the concern.
- Give Feedback on a Regular Basis – This is an opportunity to update your employees of their performance; but in order to motivate, offer more positives than negatives.
- Maintain Positive Employee Relationships – Employees work harder for their superiors when they have a good rapport with them.
- Invest in Employees – Whether you provide them with the latest technology to make their work easier or provide them with training opportunities to build upon their skills, demonstrate your dedication to them.
Engaged employees care about the future of the organization and are willing to invest their time and abilities into the success of the organization.
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