How did you feel about coming to work today? Maybe you were excited to dig right into the day’s work. Maybe you dreaded arriving at your desk and felt disgruntled and irritated. Unfortunately, the latter of these two scenarios is the most likely amongst workers today. Employee engagement is something that companies struggle with, and something many people do not understand.
The workforce is quickly changing, but not all leaders have been keeping up. Many teams are made up of different generations, causing a gap in how they communicate, learn and produce work. The key is to ensure that all employees are engaged and that the workplace is one which fosters communication, creativity and is open to different styles of thinking.
Employee engagement is one of the most important aspects of work life. If employees are engaged, they will be motivated to perform well and their productivity levels will ultimately rise. Disengaged employees, however, will be dissatisfied with their positions and will have a lacklustre attitude towards the company’s goals. The infographic below from 15Five outlines how organizations can engage their employees.
Here at Ridiculously Efficient, we are big advocates for employee engagement, for both in-office workers and telecommuters. An engaged employee is one who is more productive, feels part of a bigger goal, and is inspired to do their best work. The infographic below from Mindjet shows just how beneficial engaged employees are to any company.
Organizations have a distinct goal of finding new ways to make employes more productive. But, the problem lies in the goal. Instead of striving for higher levels of productivity, strive for more employee engagement. The productivity will then come naturally.