Are You Keeping Your Team Engaged?
Investing in employee engagement is beneficial to a company’s productivity, work quality and work environment. A company’s high-performing employees are typically genuinely engaged, while low-performing employees are less committed.
To increase employee engagement, I recommend three practices. First, ask yourself, “how well do I know my team?” Ask your employees questions and get to know each of them on a personal level. Take an interest in who they are, ask about their family, interests, etc. This surpasses surface-level information and dives deeper into qualities that define who they are outside of work.
Second, ensure your employees understand the importance of their work and how it affects others. Your employees must recognize that their work makes a meaningful impact, as well as who it impacts.
Last, engaged employees must be able to measure their performance. There are key performance indicators that companies utilize, but are your employees able to go home and know that they did a good job, even on “bad” days?
When an employee works in an environment where everyone knows who they are, where they understand the relevance of their work and can measure the quality of their work, they become genuinely engaged.