Creating Employee Engagement
Creating Employees That Are More Engaged
Creating employee engagement should be a leaders priority and on of his of her main responsibilities. As a leader or manager you need to take positive measures toward creating a climate that is ripe for employee engagement. But how?
What is Employee Engagement?
Employee engagement is when employees are committed and aligned with their companies goals, values and objectives. When engaged employees are motivated to see their company succeed, thrive and at the same time improve their own self and well-being.
Five Tips For Creating Employee Engagement
- Teach Employees How The Business Works: When employees understand how the business generates revenue, services customers and performs daily operations they are in a better position to devote their individual skills and creative energy to what is important, relevant, and be able make improvements toward making the company succeed in it’s mission.
- Train and Coach: Teach, train and coach employees to be able to succeed in their position. Create a winning environment where employees are encouraged to be creative, and approach problems on their own. If they want, allow them to “try it their way” and be prepared to be impressed.
- Be Passionate: Passion is contagious! Share your enthusiasm and listen to employees who offer ideas or have questions. Encourage feedback, dialogue and suggestions for improvement.
- Empower Employees: Allow your employees as much freedom and autonomy as they are comfortable with to create, solve and accomplish tasks. Sometimes “throwing an employee in the fire” can be a great lesson learned in how learn to approach a problem and solve it. Once an employee understands what your looking for [production, service, quality] and why it’s important, they’ll be grateful that you allowed them to use their own ingenuity and creativity to get the job done.
- Follow Up: Discreetly follow up on their progress and be prepared to answer questions. Don’t micro-manage and look for opportunities to give praise.
If you’re serious about creating employee engagement that’s a step in the right directions.
Successful leaders know that all employees need a motivated and passionate leader and all successful leaders need talented, motivated and engaged employees.
A recipe for success!