Employee Engagement Strategies For A Better Work

Jeff Craig
Jeff Craig 7/8/2021 2:08:54 PM

Employee Engagement Strategies For A Better Work Environment

If the concept of employee engagement remains rather vague in certain sectors, it is nevertheless very successful in the field of Management. According to the Aon survey , engagement is defined as "the level of psychological investment of the employee within his organization". It is therefore a question of whether the employee really cares about the company, and not just about the benefits that the company could bring to him.

1. Show recognition

Recognition at work is one of the main motivation levers. It underlines the quality and the importance of the efforts made by the employees as part of their contribution to the growth of the company. Recognition at work highlights the commitment of employees, their contribution, as well as the risks they take in order to do their job in the best possible way.

When the employee's contribution is thus valued, his desire to belong to the organization increases, which has a positive influence on his investment in work. So make sure you take the time to congratulate your employees for their actions, even for small things…

2. Give feedback

Many employee engagement experts suggest that feedback is the best way to maintain constructive communication, so it is essential to the management of a team. For a manager, feedback is an excellent way to help his employees achieve the objectives set and to set up a follow-up while delegating the work. For feedback to be beneficial, it must contribute to the learning and development of employees. Indeed, when you give or receive feedback, the goal is to strengthen the efficiency of the work. We must therefore ensure that it is not done in an awkward way, especially when it comes to pointing out an error, the goal being not to criticize the work of the other, but to encourage interaction. managerial within a team.

3. Value happiness and well-being at work

The Malakoff Médéric study on employee health and well-being states that on average we spend a third of our life at work. It is therefore essential to talk about the interest of happiness within our company. The Chief Happiness Officers are also more and more present, and for good reason, 31% of employees feel "disenchanted" and 61% say they only work for salary.

Happiness at work has therefore become a major challenge for managers today. They must adopt good practices: value freedom of action, speech and initiative in order to spend more time supporting, not leading. Indeed, the notion of well-being is not just about installing a table football on the premises of the company, but indeed to create an environment favorable to the development of employees.

4. Promote personal development

According to some of the major experts on corporate motivation, every employee wants to feel that his work and his know-how are important, while being surrounded by colleagues whom he appreciates.

Personal development within the company is today considered by a large part of the employees as being an essential criterion of motivation. The development of the company begins above all with the personal development of each employee. When an employee is fulfilled at work, this directly improves their productivity but also their creativity.

The personal development of the employee within the company is therefore an important lever, allowing him to improve his involvement and to increase his loyalty to the company. Being fulfilled in your work also brings a certain personal satisfaction which leads to self-confidence; which makes it possible to break the isolation and thus improve communication within a team.

Personal development coaching programs are more and more common in companies and this helps keep employees motivated at work!
5. Measure satisfaction

According to Motivation Ping,  a disengaged employee would cost his company on average 11,000 euros per year. Measuring the satisfaction of your employees therefore amounts to setting up a follow-up allowing an improvement of the brand image of your company, since the satisfaction of your customers is mainly based on the satisfaction of your employees.

A company that ensures the satisfaction of its employees will find a way to keep them engaged in their work. Indeed, employees who know they are being listened to feel valued in their work and will therefore be more productive.

6. Turn your employees into ambassadors

The goal is to create a good professional environment so that employees speak positively about the company. Employees who would recommend their company as a great place to work are more apt to perform more productive work and be actively engaged within their organization.

Most often, if an employee becomes an ambassador for his organization, it is because he thrives there. Otherwise, a disgruntled employee will let those around him know, which will give the company a rather bad image and which can cause disengagement from other employees. It is therefore important to value your employees. Indeed, a committed employee will want to share his enthusiasm, and in this case, encourage other people to come and work within the same company.
7. Develop a good relationship between managers and employees

The manager's relationship with his employees must be based on constant communication, mutual respect and trust. Very often, this relationship can be the basis of many dissatisfactions, often linked to the manager's need to manage his team. Indeed, the establishment of a hierarchical organization can create tensions when roles are misinterpreted.

A manager is not only there to give orders, on the contrary, he must develop the performance of his team by motivating his employees, he must be able to listen to his team and know how to take their team into account. reviews, their ideas on the company's development strategies. The main goal is to gain their trust in order to be sure of their commitment and then be able to delegate the work. Indeed, trusting your employee by delegating assignments allows you to enhance your initiative; and therefore his commitment and motivation within the organization.

8. Cultivate good understanding among colleagues

According to the Tissot editions survey carried out by Opinion Way, 70% of employees say that having friends at work is an essential element to their well-being within a company. Generally speaking, when colleagues get along well, communication and production improve.

For employees, it is necessary to cultivate friendly relations within their company. Generally speaking, a person with a friend within their company feels a connection, a stronger commitment to their employer. Being surrounded by a friend at work is beneficial for personal development and Quality of Life at Work.
9. Respect the values ​​of the organization

An organization (from the largest multinationals to the youngest start-ups) must uphold the principles it advocates. The values ​​of a company are fundamental and form the basis of management. Often, these values ​​represent real added value for the company, thus highlighting the relationship between individuals, motivation and employee development. Applicants are often motivated by the principles to which it adheres.

So make sure that your employees understand and respect the values ​​of the company, this helps develop their sense of belonging and therefore improve their commitment to the company.

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