[aa_subtitle_display]Employee engagement is a big part of your office culture that contributes to the happiness of your workers, success of your company, and overall morale of the organization.
Since all of these factors are incredibly important to the way that your business operates, grows, and prospers, we understand that you are always looking for ways to increase engagement.
A recent Gallup survey shows that 70% of Americans report that they do not feel engaged at work, which is a startling figure.
Furthermore, Office Vibes notes that employee disengagement costs $500 billion per year for the U.S. economy as a whole.
Since this is such a prevalent problem and hot-topic issue, we wanted to share the top five habits managers can utilize to up their employees’ engagement in the office.
5 Ways Managers Can Increase Employee Engagement
By demonstrating consistently positive attitude
Managers that are typically positive and enthusiastic about their job and role at the company will motivate those around them to be positive and enthusiastic, too.
Negativity does nothing but breed further negativity, which can be a plague in an office environment. Managers that can focus on the good in every opportunity promote a happier office overall.
By involving employees in decision making
While this isn’t reasonably possible in every scenario, including employees in the decision making process where it is feasible is a great way to get people to engage.
The more of this process that workers can be involved in, the more valued they will feel, and thus the more invested in the company. The more loyal someone is, the more apt they will be to speak up and participate in the happenings of the office.
By being a great team player
Managers that are willing to “be in the trenches” with their employees are likely to spur engagement among their team.
The closer they are to their employees’ day to day work, tasks, and projects they are, the more easily they will be able to jump in when things get overwhelming.
That will prompt a positive relationship between a manager and teammates and make them overall more comfortable communicating and engaging on a normal basis.
By effectively delegating
Managers that know how and when to delegate tasks to teammates are good at building trust among their employees and making them feel utilized and valued.
Again, those who feel as though they are making significant contributions will be more invested in their role and the organization, making them more willing to be actively engaged.
By being open and honest
Managers who have a candid and frank relationship with employees will be more widely trusted among their team, making it easier for everyone to be open with them in return and communicate often and clearly.
How a PEO Can Help
A PEO can assist in training managers to develop habits that spur engagement across the board. To find the PEO that will work best with your company, take advantage of our complimentary competitive analysis to make the comparisons and find the best match.