Review and Evaluate your Current Status
What is the current culture within your organisation? What are the areas of strengths and weaknesses? What are the barriers that might hinder achieving employee engagement within your organisation? How engaged are the employees in the organisation?
These are some of the questions that you need to ask yourself prior to taking any steps towards achieving employee engagement within your organisation.
You can have a clearer picture of your organisation’s current situation through: surveys and focus groups, exit interviews with employees leaving the organisation, performance appraisals, among others.
Set Clear Visions and Objectives
Setting goals for your organisation, whether annually, semi-annually, quarterly, or monthly is important to measure the success of your business.
And you can achieve these goals better and faster if you involve employees in them, as this could lead to employees having a common sense of purpose as they all work towards achieving the same goals.
This might help them see clearly their positions within the organisation, and how it fits in and impacts the department they work in, as well as other departments.
Listen to your Employees, and Acknowledge Them
Listen to what your employees have to say; their views, opinions, ideas, suggestions, and insights.
Show them that you respect what they have to say and that you appreciate what they do for the organisation.
Facilitating communication between employers and employees, and showing appreciation can go a long way in building an organisational culture based on Employee Engagement.
Written by Yasmine Mokhtar