No workplace can ever succeed if its employees are working solely for money. Till the time they do not get emotionally attached to their work, the efficiency would be less that 100% no matter what. Bonuses and increments are not enough to engage your employees all year round.
Employee management is a crucial part of the company strategy and many companies nowadays are hiring Employee engagement consultants to do this job for them. As People Management Consultants, we have worked in wide number of situations. Today, we would like to share some of our experiences with you. We have come up with 4 things you should do in order to gain employee engagement in your company.
1. Assigning Work In Innovative Ways - Many people says, just assign interesting work to all your employees and they will be very happy. So, I want to ask a simple question to such souls. Should we eliminate the repetitive and boring work altogether? Anybody who owns a company knows very well, this is not possible. So I would say, you should rather assign a mix of work that is redundant and boring work sandwiched in two interesting tasks. This could help increase employee engagement without compromising on any work at all.
2. Lunch-ons - This time could help you connect with your team/employees in an informal way. You can talk about their hobbies, what they do in their free time, what other skills they possess. This would help you create a personal connection and also you can use this informal knowledge in deciding the work for a particular individual.
3. Walk-Around In Your Office - Like it is your living room (literally). Anybody would be more comfortable in an environment which feels like home. If you will be away from employees in your glassed cage, how will you ever be able to pose yourself as a role model and thus motivating them to be like you one day. Our surveys have proven that this small exercise helps a lot in increasing employee engagement.
4. A Thank You Can Go A Long Way - Whenever you ask an employee to do some work for you, even though he is being paid to work for you, a thank you with a smile can go a long way in boosting his morale and his respect towards you. He/She will feel important and hence would work with a great enthusiasm.