Are your employees suffering from“back to work blues”? We have put together a list of our TOP 5 ways to keep employees engaged. So, take a moment to think what more you could be doing to boost engagement amongst your team.
1. ALLOW YOUR EMPLOYEES TO TRULY UNPLUG
Employees tend to feel work is“always on”, causing them to feel overworked, burned out and stressed.Encourage your employees to “switch off” outside of work hours and not feel an obligation to respond to non-urgent matters. Express the importance of taking time for oneself.
2. GET TO KNOW YOUR EMPLOYEES ON A PERSONAL LEVEL
How well do you know your employees? Make an effort to understand your employees on a more personal level. Show that you care about their goals and aspirations. In return you will have more engaged and motivated employees.
3. TAKE YOUR EMPLOYEES OUT FOR TEAM BUILDING
Unleash the competitive side of your employees! Take a moment to celebrate your team. Electric karting, miniputt and laser tag is the perfect outing. Team building is an opportunity to step out of the office and into a fun environment!
4. HAVE AN OPEN-DOOR POLICY
This is a great way for employees to offer ideas/suggestions and freely discuss topics for better clarity. It provides an environment of trust and mutual respect. This is essential for effective communication and better output.
5. ALLOW TIME FOR WHAT IS IMPORTANT
This is key in today’s hectic world. Give your employees time to do what is important to them. It is a strategy many businesses are embracing as they see higher engagement and motivation from employees. Allow employees to work flexible hours, provide networking opportunities and support family time.