Employee engagement can be defined as the feeling that makes employees feel passionate about their daily duties in an organization. It, therefore, gives them the morale to deliver to their best whilst doing their job responsibilities. Employee engagement is essential because it covers broad areas that affect employees and the company as a whole. Engaged employees get to glance at the company to deliver their best service thereby leading to better decisions. An organization with highly engaged employees outsmarts its competitors in terms of revenue and overall performance.
Employee engagement is determined by different assessments that show the commitment of the employees on their responsibilities. Without sufficient information, it may be difficult for an organization to engage its employees in day-to-day activities. Therefore, to create meaningful engagement, an organization should lay strategies that will increase their staff’s engagement levels.
Employee engagement might seem to be a simple task, but most organizations miserably fail in making this right. In certain cases, it might be that the organization's higher management is continuously busy, and because of this, employees are afraid to engage them.
Here you can find some useful employee engagement ideas that an organization can use to motivate its employees.
1) Helping in Personal Growth
The most significant aspect of employee engagement is personal growth. It is essential employees feel their growth while working in any organization as they get better with an increase on their responsibilities. When employees are stagnant in growth, they are likely to stop challenging themselves, and as a result, boredom engulfs them. They finally feel regressive when they see their colleagues growing.
It is, therefore, the responsibility of the employer to ensure that employees realize personal growth through encouragement and interactions and always appreciating their work. As an employer, I always encourage employees to keep working hard and developing their skill-sets. It makes them feel valued, and they focus on working towards attaining higher goals for both the organization's growth as well as their personal growth.
2) Continuous Feedback Implementation
Feedback helps employees to know their state and level of performance. Since most organizations are moving at a fast pace, feedback is necessary because waiting for annual feedback may not be favorable to employees. This is because each new day, new skills are implemented, and technology changes from time to time. Therefore, because of this, the employee needs to be given feedback on performance more often and preferably on a monthly basis.
However, there is a challenge in collecting feedback because it may difficult to know what to do with it. Therefore, coming up with an action plan for the input is necessary. In this way, you can quickly help employees to improve in their roles and grow.
3) Giving Employees a Voice
Employers should provide employees with an opportunity of airing their views. The main reason for this is to eliminate fear from employees and enables them to have a value of active listening with employers to express themselves. Employers need to follow up on the feedback given by employees and take significant action.
Employers should also learn how to give recognition to the employees as a way of motivating and appreciating them for good work done. The primary key to this is mindful of their efforts.
What employee engagement techniques does your company follow if any? Does your company measure employee engagement techniques and how? Do you think its important for employees to be engaged and why? What are your views?
Girish Rohra Chawla
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