Let's take our foot off the gas when it comes to forming an engagement strategy
Employee engagement is not for the short term.
The pace of life in general has sped up ten fold in the last decade. Technology has allowed us to pack more into our personal lives and our business worlds than ever before. However, with this speed has come a faster approach to business and in some cases a much shorter term view of objectives and supporting strategies. This is key for some industries and allows them to stay at the top of their game. However, it doesn’t need to be replicated across all functions of the organisation, particularly where your people are concerned.
The best performing organisations over time are those which dedicate time, effort and a long term view on their people strategy. There is harmony between the behaviour and outlook of their workforce and the culture of the company. They ensure that there is an effective and ongoing engagement strategy in place and they measure the effectiveness of their engagement efforts through an annual survey. This big questionnaire is often topped up using a pulse survey at key points during the year - knowledge feeds their success and their people thrive. In turn, so does the organisation.
This approach isn’t one which is chopped and changed. It’s well thought through, it’s strategic and it’s given the resource and attention it needs to succeed for the long term. Employees need to feel the strength of a sustained effort of engagement to build their trust and in turn give their very best to their employer. Like any good relationship, it needs attention, effort, dedication and good communication to succeed.
We’ve worked with lots of different businesses on different aspects of employee engagement and are a wealth of experience and knowledge on how to get the best from your people for the long term.
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