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3 ways to boost employee engagement
03 April 2017
A company's success heavily depends on employees' level of motivation. Team members will only invest their time and energy into their tasks when they are sufficiently motivated. Thus, one of management's most important responsibilities is continuously striving to boost employee motivation. Below we provide you with tips on increasing the enthusiasm and dedication of a team.
Get to know employees
Knowing who co-workers are as professionals and individuals goes a long way toward increasing employee motivation. While some people are able to extract sufficient motivation from within themselves, others require an external sources. This differs from employee to employee. Getting to know team members individually will increase a manager's awareness of what it takes to encourage each and every one of them. Furthermore, being able to relate to employees is essential. Conversations reveal what they enjoy about their workplace and where they see room for improvement. Empathy and active listening can greatly help you increase employee motivation. Conversations are also a chance to express and explain your company's definition for success, and clear messages give employees something to focus on.
Establish a connection
Talking and openness also help establish a connection between your team and the company. The ability to identify with the company goes a long way in boosting employee motivation. One excellent way to achieve this connection is by organising company events so employees can get to know each other and management in a more casual setting. This helps everyone to feel comfortable and at home in the company by creating a sort of familial link between co-workers and their workplace.
Focus on people
Remember that employees are an organisation's greatest asset. There should be a focus on co-workers as individuals and an understanding of their motivation to work for your company. A good employer will listen to them and take steps to address their concerns. Let them voice their opinions when, for example, it comes time to decorate or refurbish the office. This makes them feel like they matter and will inspire them to work harder. When you boost employee motivation, you ultimately work toward greater company success.