Successful companies know the importance of developing highly engaged employees. These employees are much productive and dedicated to their jobs and share a common goal with the company. They are highly energetic and very inspiring to work it.
However, when employees are not engaged, their productivity is usually low, they do their tasks for the sake of having a job and contributes to making the environment less encouraging.
Keep in mind that by improving your engagement rate, it will be easier for your organization to achieve its goals. Thus, here are some of the secrets on how to establish highly engaged employees:
1. Communicate the right expectations
If you communicate expectations to your employees clearly, they will able to know how to perform better and what are the major things they should consider every day in their job. But, you have to set the 'right' expectations. Oftentimes, if the expectations are not doable or almost impossible to achieve, it will only lead to demotivation or frustration. So, make sure to set the right and fair expectations.
2. Let them understand the vision
If you don't want employees who are going to your office just to earn money, you have to let them know and realize the deeper essence of their job and role to your company and how they can contribute to your company's vision. In this way, they will feel their value to the organization.
3. Empower your line managers
“People leave managers, not companies” -This is already a general knowledge in the corporate world today. The level of employee engagement is directly correlated with their direct managers or supervisors. Of course, they interact with their direct managers in a day to day basis.
For you to build a positive and engaging organization, start with building positive interaction and empowering your line managers to engage with your bottom line.
4. Work on your reward & recognition programs
You have to always take in consideration that everybody wants to be acknowledged in their contributions and achievements. To further motivate them to do a better job at work, you may develop a memorable reward and recognition program. This will help you show that you put high value with results and these results are appreciated by the organization.
5. Nurture their potential
Who wants to stay in the same job or position for life? Of course, the answer is none. Employees especially those who are highly skilled and career-oriented are longing for growth and opportunities. Be the catalyst for their growth by giving them training and developmental plans for high performing employees. It will not only engage your employees but also make them more loyal to the organization.