Involving the company “team” in creating a culture of both accountability and innovation seems to be today’s catch phrase.
But what the heck does this all mean?
Employees who’ve been encouraged to feel they’re a part of the company’s priorities will make the extra effort to produce quality results. They’re committed, competent and happy to contribute.
So how do managers create an engaged workforce?
- Increase communications about EVERYTHING. Conduct town halls to share results, plans and goals. Answer questions truthfully.
- Show that you care about customers and employees. Deliver on promises made. People need to trust and be confident about their management. This can’t be underestimated.
- Recognize top performers. Give kudos to those earning them. It’s amazing what something this simple can and will do for employees and thus for your company.
- Don’t be hesitant to give challenging assignments, special projects and training which leads to growth and development.