Engaging Employees 101: Why It’s Important to Talk

TalkThere are different resources and even people who note that there is a specific ingredient to succeed. For a successful business, motivation is the key.

This motivation need not only be for the head honcho of the business. It’s a given that the master of ceremonies in the corporate setup should live and breathe motivation.

A recent article showed that 70% of Americans are miserable at work. As the news reports, the majority of America’s workforce feels disengaged in their workplace, therefore resulting in poor performance.

Engagement is the key to boosting your workforce productivity. Here’s how you can start:

Know Your People

Indeed, there is a hierarchy that needs to be respected in the workplace. As a leader, expect your employees to respect your authority. Nonetheless, leaders should try to sink to their subordinate’s level. This way, your employees won’t see you as the mean dictator; you can be the approachable leader with a heart. Talking with them and asking about their welfare lets them know that you care.

Stop creating tension; be the boss they can approach with their concerns.

Being Realistic Helps

Company leaders want the best for their business. Expectations and goals are set in the beginning of the year for everyone to see and to start working on. For a business to succeed, everyone in the company must work hard to achieve the goals.

Still, avoid setting unrealistic expectations with your employees. Pressure is good training, but too much may lead to disappointing results and distant employees.

Giving them realistic expectations lets your subordinates know that you’re aware of their limitations. You give them what can they can do. If an employee is having difficulty fulfilling their tasks, have a sit-down meeting and discuss what can be done without belittling him.

Empower the Workforce

You will never know an employee’s full potential unless start pushing them to discover it. Place them in situations that will help them build their confidence and skills. As they undergo training, encourage them along the way.

Empowering employees require letting them go. Rather than continuously pointing out their faults, give them key points on how they can manage and allow them to use their talents.