Why is it so important to keep employees motivated at workplace? Employees spend about 70% of their day’s time at work and if their workplace isn’t able to inspire them enough, they cannot contribute to organizational success.
Employee engagement is another important aspect to focus on to keep your employees motivated and productive at workplace. Here are a few tips for you to inspire your employees and drive employee engagement:
Transparency is one of the most underrated aspects that drives employee engagement and motivates employees. Employees want to know about their contribution to their organization. Most organizations do not clarify to their employees how their work matters in the bigger picture. So, set attainable and specific goals to your employees and align these goals to the organizational goals, so that your team members understand their role in organizational productivity.
At Engagedly, we use OKRs (Objectives And Key Results), a very popular approach to setting goals as well as measuring and tracking them. Engagedly’s OKR software allows you to set individual goals, assign goals to your team members, track the progress, and align these individual goals with department goals and orgnizational goals.
Continuous Feedback Culture
Most managers do not realize the importance of giving feedback to their team members frequently. Did you know that 24% of workers would consider leaving their jobs if they have managers that provide inadequate performance feedback ? As an HR manager, it is important for you to create a culture of frequent employee feedback.
Feedback helps employees understand the issues with their performance and helps them fix the issues. At Engagedly, we use Engagedly’s employee feedback software that allows users to give, receive and request for feedback and also allows the feedback receivers to acknowledge their feedback and work on it.
Another way to motivate employees in your team is to recognize their accomplishments and celebrate them. It is important to create a culture of employee recognition and awards. This gives a sense of validation to the employees and they are inspired to put more efforts and be better the next time. Recognition is the primary thing that employees say their manager could give them to inspire them to produce great work.
At Engagedly, we use rewards and recognition on Engagedly. There is also a way to praise employees publicly on the organization’s social dashboard. With Engagedly, you can also award discretionary points to your employees for their accomplishments, which can later be redeemed for gift cards.
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It is important to give employees opportunity to develop themselves and improve their skills. With the Gen Z joining the workforce rapidly, it is important to provide employees with opportunities to improve themselves at work. Let your team members feel valued at workplace by providing them with opportunities to enhance their skills.
Engagedly uses its learning management system to assign courses to employees in various formats. Engagedly’s Mentoring Complete allows you to assign mentors to employees and promote on-site learning.
According to the U.S. National Comorbidity Survey for Americans ages 15 to 54, 18% of employed individuals experienced symptoms of mental health issues.
At least one out of six employees deals with mental health issues like anxiety, stress and depression.
There are many reasons why employees experience mental health issues and do not speak about it as often as they should. As a manager, it is important for you to make your employees feel valued and heard. The first step to supporting the mental health of your employees is to help them with workplace issues including workplace stress and peer pressure.
As a manager, it is important for you to commit yourself to the health and wellness of your own employees. Spread awareness and conduct training sessions for employees so that they do not feel ashamed to open up about these issues. Many employees do not speak about their mental health issues because of the fear of being misunderstood. Create a culture that encourages employees to speak about their mental health issues.
Many workplaces offer free sessions with therapist for their employees’ mental health assessment and support. Support your employees and encourage them to take therapy sessions occasionally. This will help them understand and acknowledge their deep rooted issues and gradually solve them.
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