Engagement: Team & Organization
Employee Engagement is based on trust, accountability, and a two way commitment. Having clear communication between an organization and its team members can mean achieving goals sooner.
Together we can develop a deliberate approach that increases the chances of business success by contributing to organizational and individual performance, productivity, and well-being. Engagement is quantifiable and must be measured. It varies from poor to great and your success depends on it.
Gallup recently reported that 87% of employees are not “engaged” in the workforce. Why does this matter? Because companies with highly engaged employees outperform their peer companies by 150%. We have found that once your strategy is pointing to “True North” and basic operational framework and structure are aligned with that strategy, you will begin to naturally create highly engaging and high-performing cultures that win.
- Do your employees look forward to waking up to come in work every morning?
- What is your human capital investment?
- What drives engaged employees?
Open and transparent communication is key to a successful culture. Team members must understand the “why” behind their jobs – what they’re expected to achieve and why it’s important to the greater good of the organization. Companies that foster collaboration succeed. Real leaders listen to employee feedback, encourage it, and act on it.
Career paths and professional development: Companies that have clear career path development strategies show employees that they have a future. When they see you invest in them, they will engage with you. And, turnover will decrease because they truly understand you care about them and their future.
What are your employees thinking: Using employee engagement surveys are just one of the ways the best companies get an idea of their engagement score. Many companies use social media to get intimate and gather ideas to move the business forward. When you give them a voice they will become more engaged.
Having the right engagement practices and understanding the drivers most meaningful to employees will move you towards creating a more motivated and high-performing workforce. Committing to an intentional culture that’s open and transparent enables employees to thrive- which is important for retaining star employees. Whether it’s participating in community events with your teams, celebrating coworkers, or fostering more open communication, organizations that build a culture where employee involvement matters will in turn intentionally engage their workforce.
Employee engagement should be measured, monitored, and a top priority of management. We can work with you and offer the best practices used today to fit your business.