As far as your priorities go, employee engagement should be near the top of your list. Regardless of your company’s size, there’s always room to improve, and unaddressed problems in employee engagement will cost you in efficiency.
These changes don’t have to be daunting. On the contrary, you can take simple steps to ensure the completion of quality work at maximum productivity. So let’s dive into some strategies to boost employee engagement.
Get effective feedback
The process of feedback is a two-way street and can always be refined so that both parties get the most out of it.
For employee feedback, try retention interviews. The emphasis here is on anonymity and honesty – employees have an opportunity to state their levels of satisfaction and concerns. Because with genuine feedback at their fingertips, managers and HR leaders can begin to make better decisions on how to engage their staff.
For staff performance, effective reviews are a useful way to develop your team towards greatness. Give these reviews the due diligence they deserve. Be aware of the way you deliver both positive and negative feedback. Do your employees feel their best interests and development is at the heart of reviews? Or do they feel like another cog in a wheel? Perception matters and has a strong effect on employee motivation.
Improve your working environment
A dreary and dull office isn’t exactly the most inspiring working environment. Yet the space your employees spend most of their time is often overlooked and forgotten about.
Take a look around and consider what needs improving. Get your staff involved with refurb feedback. At the very least, add a green touch. Plants go beyond office decoration and can increase productivity by up to 15 per cent.
Promote positive wellbeing
Making employees’ physical and mental health a priority can do wonders for the success of any company. For focus, motivation, and productivity, healthy lifestyles are crucial, and there are a number of ways you can encourage them.
You could gamify fitness competitions after work or give employees regular options to join in company-wide charity events. From 10k races to a gruelling Tough Mudder, there are plenty of options year-round your staff can participate in.
These small and simple changes to daily office life can make the world of difference to boost employee engagement. Start today and you’ll notice a much nicer working environment that really encourages getting things done.
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