Employee Engagement & Retention
10 USEFUL EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IDEAS FOR ANY BUSINESS
By Doug Bolger
Employees remain the valuable asset and largest expense for most businesses. Employee engagement ideas constantly engage your employees to remain motivated and involved in keeping your business healthy. Here are ways you can motivate them and improve their output.
OUTLINE EVERYONE’S ROLES
Show your team how they affect the business. Help employees connect their contributions to the grand scheme of things through the strategic plan, business goals and metrics. This helps everyone become aware of each other’s purpose.
UPDATE GOALS REGULARLY
Have regular meetings where the team outlines their current goals. This helps everyone align their talents to support each other’s success.
GIVE THEM SPACE TO GROW
Allow each team member time with you to figure out how his or her performance can improve. Ask questions and listen! Self-awareness impacts productivity in a good way.
Give feedback on performance on a monthly basis. Feedback is best served fresh. Use internal and external sources. Feedback keeps staff engaged to perform better.
BE OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS
Welcome and discuss new ideas and approaches. Employees engage more when their ideas are heard and they have a say in how work gets done.
BE PART OF THE TEAM
Make your presence felt instead of being an entity that only shows up during business meetings. Leaders who are more visible make better progress on engagement.
SHARE THE RESULTS
Share the company statistics regularly. This helps employees keep track of the whole company’s progress, be it good or bad. Results help staff understand the context of decisions and increases engagement as they seek out ways to improve the results.
Rewards that recognize both effort and results remain a gold standard. Employee engagement ideas increase when you reward and recognize employees. Rewards boost morale and giving rewards that are shared means the whole team wins together.
LET EMPLOYEES REWARD OTHERS
Research shows that giving rewards to employees which they can give to others increases engagement and motivation. Some of the best ideas involve allowing employees to recognize each other.
CELEBRATE AS A GROUP
Celebrate the company’s triumphs together. Celebrating improves the bonds between co-workers. It will also make them feel that their talents are valued and recognized.
Improve your arsenal regularly and watch results shoot up. Implement engagement ideas that boost creativity and performance and avoid useless ones that just waste time.
DISCOVER YOUR NATURAL COMMUNICATION STYLE.
Each person has a natural communication style. Understanding yours can and will impact how effective you are when dealing with friends, co-workers and clients.