If your employees appear disengaged in their work, know you are not alone. Many managers are experiencing this issue.
A lack of employee engagement lowers productivity, performance, and job satisfaction. Employee morale, attraction, and retention also decrease.
Fortunately, you can take steps to reignite engagement to help your employees reach their potential. These strategies can help.
Choose among these strategies to reignite employee engagement.
Offer your employees remote or hybrid work options and a flexible schedule. Also, set clear goals and expectations for each employee’s performance.
Providing flexibility lets your employees fulfill their professional and personal responsibilities during the week. Having more control over their time increases employee engagement, reduces stress, and lowers the odds of burnout.
Engage in Conversations
Have informal conversations with your employees each week. Encourage your employees to talk about their challenges and concerns.
Show empathy as you actively listen and provide support. Work with your employees to help resolve the issues when possible.
Develop Performance Metrics
Work with your employees to create key performance indicators (KPIs) for their jobs. Letting your employees help determine how their success is measured provides more ownership of their contributions and results. The result should be greater engagement to reach KPIs.
Offer training opportunities for your employees to more effectively perform their work. For instance, implement online learning modules that correspond to each employee’s job duties and responsibilities. Or, provide learning modules that focus on the skills an employee needs to earn a promotion.
Organize Team-Building Activities
Set up fun activities that promote creativity, problem-solving, and collaboration. Examples include answering company-related trivia questions, volunteering as a team for a local charity, and finding a way out of an escape room. These activities help build engagement, camaraderie, and relationships among your employees.
Provide your employees with constructive feedback. Include specific examples of what an employee did well, what they can do better, how they can improve, and when to check in about their progress.
Encourage your employees to provide you with constructive feedback as well. Implementing their input supports engagement and helps improve your performance.
Recognize and reward your employees’ achievements. Include specific examples of what an employee did, how they did it, and the impact on the company. Provide a bonus, pay increase, promotion, or other reward when appropriate.
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