Leadership Tip

How to boost employee engagement

If you can increase the level of engagement in your organisation, you'll likely see the productivity of your workforce rise, too. And almost any organisation can foster greater engagement if leaders:

  1. Talk about the company’s impact, not just its financial results. Shareholders care about performance, but employees are more often motivated by the impact their company has on the world.
     
  2. Reward inspirational leadership as much as effective task management. People who work for inspiring leaders are more committed, satisfied, and productive. Reward managers for raising people's eyes to the horizon as much as you reward them for holding workers’ noses to the grindstone.
     
  3. Measure employee advocacy, not employee satisfaction. A worker who is just “satisfied” isn’t necessarily deeply committed. A better measure of engagement is whether an employee would recommend his workplace to a friend.

The above leadership tip...
was sent in response to a question from a participant on our 10/10 leadership development and mentoring programme and adapted from Three Ways to Actually Engage Employees by Michael Mankins. Whether you're a first time manager or an experienced leader, straightforward, practical advice on best practice is hard to find. Until now. To find out how you, your team or your organisation can benefit, please join us on our next complimentary webinar or contact us.

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