An engaged workforce that drives success
The best way to find out how you can improve your employee engagement is to listen to what they want. Forget about increasing pay or providing incentives or additional benefits to motivate and engage employees. They only work a short time at best and you are back at square one having wasted valuable resources. You are better off focusing on building and nurturing the relationship. Think of your own family!
What you need to focus on is an environment that is able to near satisfy your employees' needs and wants. Those could be in areas such as:
- Inspiring leadership
- Growth and opportunities
- Meaningful work
- Recognition and rewards
- People-focused culture
The most critical aspect of any employee engagement initiative is communication.
Communication with your employees on a regular basis will reveal their individual needs and wants, which then requires your engagement on an individual level to make the workplace a better place.
A “one size fits all” approach to employee engagement is unrealistic.