How to Bring Back Employee Engagement
Creating employee engagement is not just for the sake of the employee, it also increases productivity, reduces staff turnover, and improves efficiency.
Would you believe that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a great impact on the employee engagement in organizations? I do. Some of the people started to lose their interest in reporting to work as the social life in work started to disappear. The work environment in some areas was exposed to a significant lack of communication. Some employees try to finish their routine tasks and leave to go home. For this, imagine when you bake a lemon cake without adding lemon zest, you will enjoy eating the cake once it’s ready to eat, but the taste will be different once you add the lemon zest as it sweetens the cake’s taste.
This could be a similar example to a company that gets a good outcome at the end of each year, but the employees seem to be disengaged. Accordingly, it’s easy to spot disengaged employees. How? Well, disengaged employees are not willing to put in an extra effort for more success. Exhaustion, lack of enthusiasm, apathetic, poor communication, and absenteeism are all symptoms of a disengaged employee.
The reasons can be one or more of the following:
• Lack of proper communication
• Lack of compensation at work
• An uninspiring office environment
• Feeling underappreciated and unrecognized for work
• Lack of understanding to the core vision, mission and strategies of the company.
If we succeed in eliminating most of the reasons and improve the work environment, this should help in improving employee engagement. Creating employee engagement is not just for the sake of the employee, it also increases productivity, reduces staff turnover, and improves efficiency. Furthermore, engaged employees adapt to the company’s vision, mission, and strategies, and then once more become passionate to innovate and solve the company’s problems.
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