Our 3 practical steps for Employee Engagement
Employee engagement is the close link between employees and the company they work for. This is more than just having a simple relationship. This is a two-way, mutual, honest relationship that allows both employee and employer to be on the same page about the important matters of the company. In short, it’s the “emotional commitment an employee has to the organization and its goals”.
Engaged employees are 38% more likely to have above-average productivity, 87% more likely to stay at a company, and play a greater part in helping a company reach its goals. Disengaged employees negatively impact your company’s income by 32.7%, are less productive and could lower your company’s chances of reaching its goals.
At Wisembly, engagement and collaboration are in our DNA, that’s why we wrote an Ebook made for all Managers looking to engage their team.
Our Recipe For Employee Engagement
Employee engagement can’t be achieved overnight (unfortunately). But, it doesn’t have to cost the Earth and take years and years.
We’ve generated a 3 step recipe to increase engagement across your company, and it relies on making employees understand your company’s big picture, more productive and more efficient. This is done through creating a culture of transparent communication, honest feedback generation and cross-team collaboration.
Better, more regular and smarter top/down communication between top management/C-suite executives and employees can guarantee that each employee is aware of the company’s big picture at all times. This means everything they do will be more precisely focussed on achieving the company’s targets, and they’ll feel a greater responsibility for what they do.
Two-way feedback between employees and managers guarantees continued improvement across the entire company. Employees need to get regular, honest feedback that’s both positive and negative and is always related to the company’s big picture and strategic targets. Alongside this, companies must be transparent and open in their communications to let employees provide managers with feedback also, to allow them to improve as well.
Improved communication and better feedback generation should lead to a collaborative culture, but some extra actions are needed. To keep employees engaged in their role and with the company as a whole, they need to be able to break silos and work with other teams to generate ideas and solve problems. This means managers not only have to allow this to happen, but they need to explain the value of cross-team collaboration to all employees and show evidence that any work produced is always acted upon. A collaborative culture allows companies to make the very most out of their employees whilst keeping them happy, productive and engaged.