The Gallup corporation (www.gallup.com) keeps a running poll of employee engagement*. The average employee engagement in the USA is 30.6% today. This is an disturbingly low number with fewer than 1-in-3 employees are involved and enthusiastic about their job and employer.
Here are 4 simple, easy-to-implement tactics that can improve employee engagement, productivity, and results:
- Don’t just rely on your direct reports to carry the company message. Conduct “skip” meetings periodically to engage your broader team.
- Routinely have your direct reports attend routine meetings for you. It give them a broader perspective and visibility. It also shows your trust in them.
- If you are required to make a decision, ask members of your department what they think is the proper course, and why.
- Learn what your team/department members want from their career. Not just financially, but:
- level of responsibility they would accept and enjoy
- results they want to achieve
- do they want to manage people or make other contributions
- what are their strengths (I highly recommend all your employees take the Strengthfinder 2.0 quiz)
Note from Gallup.com: “Gallup defines engaged employees as those who are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace. Through Gallup Daily tracking, Gallup categorizes workers as “engaged” based on their responses to key workplace elements it has found predict important organizational performance outcomes.”
Originally posted 2016-01-05 05:54:08. Republished by Blog Post Promoter