Do you have a list of things you’d like to achieve during the year? Activities to plan and look forward to with excitement.
You probably have your business goals too. Ones that keep you on track so that at the end of the year you can look back with satisfaction.
What about your employees? How are you keeping them motivated and inspired?
What is Employee Engagement?
You may have heard of the term Employee Engagement. Kingston Business School defines employee engagement as “being positively present during the performance of work by willingly contributing intellectual effort, experiencing positive emotions and meaningful connections to others”.
Put simply, if your employees are:
- Thinking about how they can do their jobs better
- Feeling positive about doing a good job
- Actively seeking out opportunities to discuss work-related improvements with others at work
….you have a highly engaged workforce.
Benefits of Employee Engagement
It’s not hard to see that if employees are engaged and loving their jobs they will be more productive and a strong asset to your business.
Such positivity and strong relationships between management and staff are known to impact favourably on profits, revenue growth, customer satisfaction, productivity, innovation, staff retention, efficiency and health and safety performance.
Building an Engaged Workforce
To build a culture within your business that creates an engaged workforce there needs to be:
- Strong leadership that can demonstrate how the business has been built and the vision for the future
- Managers who can motivate their teams, empowering individuals and providing support
- Involvement of employees in decision making and the ability for them to challenge when necessary and their suggestions and ideas to be heard and considered
It’s clear that an engaged workforce has multi-faceted benefits. If you would like to discuss how you could implement Employee Engagement strategies, please contact Charlie Lloyd on 01737 336336 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.