Most of the organizations have realized that engaged employees help them achieve their goals and are the real contributors to their success. Engaged employee who is emotionally and intellectually attached to an organization, feels passionate and committed to his job. So how can you motivate employees so that they feel committed and involved to achieve the goals of the organization?
Let’s look at a few tips for employee engagement.
- 1. Try to understand the aspirations of the employees, empower them to achieve it. Aspirations are unique for every employee and engage them by working on it.
- 2. Create a healthy atmosphere in the working place which fosters better relationships among employees. Sustainability of employee engagement is all about maintaining balance – the work- life balance. Help them to maintain a harmonious relationship between personal and professional activities.
- 3. Encourage employees to create a community having the same mindset, evoke a sense of commitment in their own work activities. Teach them to collaborate with others in solving problems and come up with best possible solutions.
- 4. Encourage employees to take greater responsibility, help them in maintaining the same energy and enthusiasm in the workplace. Create an atmosphere wherein working is fun and not a burden. It should be flexible, free from the rigid hierarchy of an organization.
- 5. Providing constructive feedback to an employee is another tool to make them understand, what the organization expects from them. Portray the upcoming goals of the organization and project the growth prospects that the organization is going to achieve in the times to come. Help employ visualize the bit picture so that they understand their role and work towards the goal.
- 6. Inculcate a sense of harmony by encouraging the employees to extend a helping hand to each other in discharging their responsibilities. This is instill and general feeling of bonhomie within the organization.
- 7. Share the knowledge among others, so that it benefits maximum people in the organization. If you have devised a system that makes working easier, share it with your peers as it will lead to improving the systems across the organization.
- 8. Learning and Listening are critical to the employee engagement process. Listening about the experiences of others and learning from them are important not only to build camaraderie but also to improve systems and processes within the organization.
- 9. Encourage employees to develop an optimistic view about their jobs and the future of the organization. Let them know of various opportunities that their job provides them. This helps develop a highly energized and enthusiastic team. Develop the zeal and enthusiasm of the employees by encouraging them to achieve something beyond the scope of their job responsibility.
- 10. Facilitate interaction between employees in friendly discussions and team building activities. Build a culture of recognition where employees are rewarded for their achievements irrespective of their cadre or responsibilities.
- 11. Evaluate the strengths of employees and capitalize it for the benefit of the organization. Provide extensive training for the development of the employees. Instill in them a sense of team spirit to ensure a better organizational performance.
- 12. Try to understand the concerns of the employees. This will give an opportunity to dispel any un-necessary misconceptions that they may have. Alternatively, it might highlight some valid causes for concerns which can be suitably addressed to arrive at a solution.
The above list can serve as a guideline to chalk out programs and pave way to keep the employees actively engaged with the organizational growth process.