Build an engaged culture across all organisational levels
What’s the current culture in your business across organisational, managerial and employee levels?
Do your mission, vision, and strategy support engagement? Identify opportunities, simplify solutions, take action, hold employees accountable and commit to developing your employees.
Your goal is to build an engaged organisation with robust and genuine values, clear evidence of trust and equity based on mutual respect, where promises and commitments between employers and staff are two-way, understood and fulfilled.
Look at engagement at your managerial level. Good managers recognise the actions of senior leadership, managers, and supervisors are the key drivers of engagement. To harness this, clearly define the key drivers of engagement in every leader's job description and leadership skill set. Offer your team members clarity, appreciation, positive feedback and coaching.
Do you have the right people in the appropriate leadership positions? Is leadership development an issue? Your answers will determine the course of action you take.
Finally, look at engagement at the employee level. Ensure you have the right employees in the right positions where they can thrive and grow. This will result in greater productivity and commitment to the organisation. Ensure your management and HR practices attract, engage, and retain workers of all ages.
The most engaged employees tend to have a good fit to their current job and their performance generally exceeds your expectations. These employees not only achieve their goals, but have the ability to elevate the performance of other employees, team members, departments, and divisions.