Employee Engagement: 12 Ways to Improve It
Are your employees happy at work? Are you happy at work? The Gallup, a polling organization in Washington, D.C., released a study stating that there are twice as many "actively disengaged" workers in the world as there are "engaged" workers who love their jobs. So, if your answer to those questions were "yes," you are not alone.
The United States placed in the top end of the spectrum with 30% of workers happy with their work, 52% feeling blah, and 18% who hate their jobs. Panama is the happiest place to work with 37% of people who love their jobs. Where do you fall on the spectrum?
12 Statements to Gage Employee Happiness
To assess engagement, Gallup put together a list of 12 statements for workers:
So, how did you measure up?
- I know what is expected of me at work.
- I have the material and equipment I need to do my work right.
- At work, I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day.
- In the last seven days, I have received recognition or praise for doing good work.
- My supervisor, or someone at work, seems to care about me as a person.
- There is someone at work who encourages my development.
- At work, my opinions seem to count.
- The mission or purpose of my company makes me feel my job is important.
- My associates or fellow employees are committed to doing quality work.
- I have a best friend at work.
- In the last six months, someone at work has talked to me about my progress.
- This last year, I have had opportunities at work to learn and grow.
How Can I Improve Engagement for my Employees?
As a leader, it takes effort to create a company culture that encourages employee happiness. Look at the 12 statements of job satisfaction from the managerial prospective to improve your employees' engagement. Incorporate these new 12 statements into your job responsibilities.
- Set clear expectations.
- Provide the right materials and equipment.
- Recruit and select employees who will excel in their position.
- Acknowledge and celebrate good work.
- Express personal interest in co-workers' lives.
- Encourage and support development.
- Acknowledge and consider others' opinions.
- Create a mission of purpose for your company to strive for and follow.
- Commit to doing quality work yourself and encourage others to follow suit.
- Nurture work relationships that turn into friendships.
- Routinely discuss employees progress and offer support and resources.
- Provide opportunities to learn and grow.
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