Employee Engagement is truly a clear way to customer satisfaction and profitability for your business. There are countless books out there on the subject by the best in the industry, but sometimes even they don’t fully understand how to increase employee engagement!
I often get asked though for the simplest way to ‘get it’ when it comes to engaging team members. So, here’s my list of how to increase employee engagement. But be warned, this will require you to get out from behind your desk and be with your people…
How to Increase Employee Engagement
- Communicate with purpose. Humans start with ‘why’ in our thinking and decision-making process so why wouldn’t you start ALL your communications with the purpose?
- Listen. And by listen, I mean truly listening not just hearing. Truly understand what is going on in the day-to-day life of a team member and then taking action will earn you the respect of your team. Let me be clear though, giving the team everything, they want is not the same as listening and taking action.
- Recognize. Employees all want to know that you appreciate and respect their contribution. Recognition is NOT a pay-cheque or salary. It is catching people doing things right and making sure that they know you noticed and you appreciate it. Recognition comes in many forms and always needs to be personalized to the person. Recognition also opens opportunity for rich conversations with your people which will lead you back to number one and two above!
Ta-da! There’s your three quick and easy ways to increase employee engagement!
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