There’s something special about this time of year as people’s spirits are lifted with the ambitions and dreams of fulfilling their New Year resolutions. As well as personal goals, Business Leaders may have been reflecting on New Year resolutions for their Business. If improving employee engagement is one of these resolutions, please keep reading as we’ll help you make the first steps. And, if employee engagement isn’t top of your list or if you haven’t considered it yet as a key to your business’s success, it’s even more important that you keep reading!
Employee engagement has been extensively researched by many in the last decade. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has summarised the findings and defines it as a win-win situation in the employment relationship for employees and their employers, where typically employees display discretionary effort, going the extra mile, whilst feeling valued and passionate about work. Isn’t this just what every Business Leader want from their staff?
That is exactly why we are passionate about employee engagement – it makes everyone a winner and produces good outcomes both in terms of the bottom line for the business and resilience and satisfaction within your teams.
Whilst the concept is easy to understand and agree with, the hard thing is to actually know how to do it. Next time a Senior Manager tells you to “engage” more with your staff or wants to know how engaged your team is, you will know exactly what to do and what you’re looking at.
Below is a list of things you can easily do to increase employee engagement within your team or company:
Armed with these tips you’re well on your way to improve employee engagement within your organisation. Regardless of the level you operate at, there is always something that you know and that your team will also want to know. The relationship that employees have with the company is mostly dependent on the relationship they have with their manager. A manager who does these things will have an engaged team even if there are other issues to fix within the business.