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Build A Stronger Team With Employee Engagement
Have you ever had a job where you didn’t want to get out of bed in the morning because you didn’t like where you ...
Have you ever had a job where you didn’t want to get out of bed in the morning because you didn’t like where you worked? When you spend 40+ hours a week working for an organization, you most likely want to grow, be invested in, and valued. The more engaged your employees are, the more they will care about their work and the company's performance and feel that their efforts make a difference. A happy employee is an engaged employee, so it is so important to invest in employee engagement activities. Here are a few ways your organization can improve employee engagement.
Attend a workshop or host a team building day
Time spent outside of the office is equally as important as spending time with your team in the office. Planning team workshops and team building can bring your team closer together and help resolve roadblocks. Your employees will also get to know each other outside of work that they might not have had the opportunity to do otherwise.
Practice what you preach
If you want your employees to follow specific rules or take advantage of benefits in your organization, it has to start at the top. If your upper management acts like the rules don’t apply to them and use their leadership as immunity, the rest of the organization will not want to follow the rules either.
For example, we’ve all been guilty of checking our email or keeping tabs on work while out on PTO. The whole point of PTO is to get a break outside of the office so you can come back refreshed. If you’re still “working” while you’re away, you never get a break and eventually burn out. If upper management is always working on vacation, it sets a precedent that everyone else should do the same, and if you don’t, it will be frowned upon.
Send out a company survey
Not everyone will speak up if there is something they don’t like about your organization or make recommendations to make things better. Sending out a survey allows your organization to give employees a safe space to be heard and point out what they like and don’t like about their jobs or skills they might possess that aren’t being used.