25 Instant Strategies for Greater Employee Engagement
Imagine being able to pick and choose from 25 proven ways to boost your employee engagement and create happier, more productive people, who:
- trust each other and
- work together to achieve goals and reach desired outcomes
Plus . . .
- grow clear, two-way communication that can
- resolve conflict with win-win solutions
Results like these can happen by using these “25 Instant Strategies for Greater Employee Engagement”:
- Give a team member responsibility and authority for a new project.
- Request a list of ideas for improvement from your team and act on them.
- Ask each team member about the part of work that is the most fun and add more of that to their job.
- Meet every day with team members for a 5-minute check in.
- Inquire about where team members want to grow, then set a development goal.
- Tell a personal story of failure and redemption to inspire and motivate.
- Suggest a specific word of appreciation for an act of hard effort.
- Encourage criticism of your idea to make it better and then act on the critique.
- Invite ideas and then create a theme for your team that’s unique.
- Talk about your employee values and positive examples from your own and others’ teams.
- Describe specifically how each employee’s activities tie to the mission.
- Gather with team members, discuss and set challenging goals with measures.
- Offer frequent feedback, most of it positive, appreciating a lot, coaching, and light evaluation.
- Brainstorm about the best day yet at work and create more moments like that.
- Hold weekly team meetings, with agendas, and make sure everyone contributes and listens.
- Reach out to other departments for guest speakers and get to know what is important to them.
- Celebrate the “honor” chair for collective affirmation, monthly recognizing what makes people unique.
- Conduct a “stay” interview with each team member to find out what you can do to boost engagement.
- Schedule quarterly half-day afternoon retreats- using the time to break down walls and communicate.
- Take pictures of the team and post them, while encouraging the team to capture special memories.
- Update job descriptions with each major change, keeping them clear, keeping them current.
- Present quarterly verbal performance feedback and?ask a team?member “what needs to change?”
- Find small custom gifts for team members, showing you think about them as people.
- As an appreciation, send people home early with thanks, as a spontaneous act.
- Show trust to build trust. Empower with trust. Ask for a favor and express confidence that they are the right person to help.
How might you set in motion one or more of these strategies, today?
Increase employee engagement and you’ll see more and more people build better relationships with greater team spirit, mutual encouragement, fulfillment, and ongoing reward. What’s not to like about that!
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