Many companies don’t realise the benefits of employee engagement. Through communication, strategic planning and building trust, your business could be heading for success.
Every day employees head off to work, it’s as though they’re in a rut, get today over with as quickly as possible and head home, it’s about the pay cheque and not about the job at all, these are employees that are not striving to help your business succeed but rather are there to receive the end of month salary and show up when required to do so.
Let Them All Have a Say
Now if you used employee engagement and held strategic meetings where everyone right down the most junior member of staff had a say, if they were listened to and their ideas were taken into consideration they will start believing in the job and in the company and you will immediately notice, not only a positive attitude by all staff members, but an improvement of the work performance overall.
Through listening and understanding you build trust and this is so important whether you have one employee or hundreds. There is nothing worse than going to a dead beat job every day, somewhere where your ideas are ignored, you have to work to strict rules which don’t help you get your job done and there is no trust between owners and employees.
Build Trust and Boost Performance
Engaging your employees in the business, asking them for their feedback and letting them voice their own opinions can not only make them feel as though they are contributing to the business as a whole, but it will help build the trust that is needed in order to boost performance.
You may even thing that there isn’t enough time to do all of this, but holding a meeting even once a month can make all the difference. Listen to the staff, where the problems lie, how the rules are stunting their performance and how these problems can be worked through.