How to Increase Employee Engagement
There are a lot of responsibilities to juggle as a manager. You have to think about deadlines, incentives, and bottom lines, all while trying to coordinate a team of unique personalities and skill sets to push toward a common goal. While it isn’t recommended to let any one of those things fall to the wayside, it might be time to focus your attention on one area of team leadership that’s often overlooked: Employee Engagement.
Maybe you’re thinking, “WHY? My employees do their jobs and we meet our deadlines.” But it’s time to think beyond being a simply data-driven leader and recognize that employee engagement can be a powerful force behind major company growth.
Take a moment to consider the company culture you have created for your own team and ask yourself the following questions:
- Are my employees challenged regularly?
- Are they motivated to push beyond what’s expected of them?
- Are they satisfied in their daily work?
- Do they look forward to coming to work every day?
Of course, some of these questions you simply cannot answer without seeking the input of your employees. But if the answer to even one of those questions is no, it may be time to think about ways to create an engaging environment for your employees. Here’s why.
Engaged employees look forward to coming to work and make it a point to avoid missing a work day. When they come to work, they work more efficiently and effectively, which leads to a higher productivity rate. Of course, it should go without saying that a higher productivity rate leads to positive growth in all areas of the company. In other words, engaged employees show up to get things done.
Happy Employees Make Happy Customers
Positivity is contagious, so it’s important to consider the impact your engaged employees could have on the customer experience. Employees who feel satisfied in their work are more likely to go the extra mile to get the job done or to satisfy a customer. Those customers are your brand ambassadors. They have the power to promote your company to their network or to try to destroy it after a negative experience. Even if you see no other benefit in boosting employee engagement, it is simply impossible to ignore the benefits of employee engagement on improving customer relations.
Hang on to Your Talent
Perhaps one of the greatest impacts boosting employee engagement can have on your company culture is the dramatic increase your retention rate.
Instead of looking for a more fulfilling job elsewhere, your best talent is satisfied in their current employment. Additionally, as the impact of employee engagement increases your retention rate, it stands to reason that it will dramatically increase the rate at which you attract new talent. Customers aren’t your only brand ambassadors – your team also serves to represent the company’s employment brand, helping to establish your company as a desirable place to work.
You shape the future of your company by deciding what kind of culture you’d like to develop. If you’re looking for creative ways to generate considerable and steady growth for your company, you cannot overlook the impact that employee engagement can have.
Tools to Help You Engage
iSolved with Mojo allows you to deliver a better work life to your employees, effectively boosting the engagement. Built-in tools and features include a personalized dashboard, lively feed wall, idea and knowledge-sharing resources, pulse surveys, and ways to collaborate, share, and help one another. Use iSolved with Mojo to improve your engagement rates and take advantage of these benefits.
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