THE BRIDESMAID JUST BECAME THE BRIDE.
Why employee engagement has never been more important.
Our society is living ‘harder’ than ever before. Our lives are a constant multi-task thanks (or maybe not thanks!) to technology.
We shop whilst we commute, we attend meetings from our kitchens, we brief teams from the car, we answer emails on the school run. In short We. Never. Stop. Work, home, family, friends, leisure is all intermingled into, well, just Life. The lines have blurred.
So, how does this leave us? Us as individuals, as employees? Tired – probably but most importantly - harder to reach. Harder to engage.
So how do we cut through the noise and engage our employees effectively through this wall of sound? The answer is that we need to be much smarter with our employee engagement strategies.
In this fast paced world, you need to hang on to your employees, they are your biggest asset. With a motivated, high performing – happy workforce you can take on the world.
Employee engagement has never played a more important role. The bridesmaid just became the bride.
To get it right, employee engagement needs to be made a priority. You need to create the right culture at the organisational level. A climate of openness, trust, honesty – a clear desire to value and engage your staff.
At a micro level, your employees need to feel a clear sense of purpose, they need understand and to feel the importance of their roles and feel valued by their outputs. They need to feel capable, given the tools, knowledge and development to carry out their work effectively. They need to be given choices, the opportunity to influence and effect outcomes. Last but by no means least, they need to feel a sense of trust. In their managers, their colleagues and in the organisation as a whole.
But where do you start?
With us. The experts. Ixia has a wealth of experience in getting under the skin of organisations, developing surveys that will ascertain exactly where you are with employee engagement, providing meaningful insights and working with you to implement solutions to improve the connectivity between employees and the organisation.
If you need help with your Employee Engagement strategy, or want to talk something over with us – we’d be happy to help.