Employees who have a passion for what they do are practically self-engaging. In other words, they seek out reasons to stay engaged in their job and with the company.
But what about those employees who aren’t quite as passionate, for whatever reason? The fact of the matter is that you can lead them down the road to engagement just by providing opportunities for them to do so.
Many times, employees don’t need a reason to become engaged. What they really need is the chance to become engaged.
Below are five ways in which you can provide opportunities to do just that.
#1—Recognize the accomplishments of employees and celebrate them.
Both parts of this initiative are important. By both recognizing and celebrating, you not only increase engagement and retention, you also build a greater sense of camaraderie among the members of your team.
#2—Celebrate traditions within the organization.
This is another way in which to increase both engagement and camaraderie. This could be an annual awards dinner, or it might be something as simple as a summer picnic or Christmas party.
#3—Initiate a mentoring program.
Once again, you’re accomplishing two goals at the same time. With this initiative, you’re facilitating a knowledge transfer between employees, in addition to bolstering engagement and retention.
#4—Create a cross-training program.
Most employees want to sharpen their skill set and increase their abilities. They also want to know that they have room for advancement within the company. This will accomplish both objectives.
#5—Involve employees in decisions (whenever possible).
Of course, this might not be feasible in all situations. However, by involving them in the decision-making process, they’ll feel more a part of the company.
Evaluate your company and the culture that it offers. Are you providing opportunities like the ones listed above? Are there areas in which you should improve or make a more concerted effort?
By simply providing opportunities for your employees to become engaged, you might be surprised by how readily and easily they do so—with no further prompting from you.
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