Engagement represents the levels of commitment, passion, and loyalty that workers have toward their jobs and their companies. Engaged employees power corporate growth. How can you start developing a culture of engagement? Follow these five tips:
1. Do Onboarding and Training
Employees need clear pictures of their responsibilities and your expectations. A simple set of personal new hire goals and objectives will eliminate confusion and frustration. You have fewer than six months to get employees engaged with their positions.
2. Explain Company Goals
Involve employees in the business goals. Schedule progress meetings monthly so employees have clear understandings of how they fit in. Team participation in the business goals will encourage employee engagement.
3. Acknowledgment and Recognition
Put an emphasis on acknowledging employees for their hard work. It is important to develop relationships of respect. Camaraderie is vital; don’t overlook the little things like: “Hello,” “Have a good night,” and “Thank you.”
4. Focus on Employee Development
Most people desire opportunities to grow and achieve their career goals. Help employees develop their skills and challenge them to push. It shows people that you care about their career growth and that you value their contributions.
5. Don’t Micromanage
Don’t turn people into robots. Give employees the responsibilities and the freedom to engage in their jobs. Micromanaging can be damaging to morale, kill engagement and decrease productivity. Encourage people to think and solve problems; that will lead to higher levels of engagement.
See the big picture. Corporate culture is developed and engagement is inspired.
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