Measure Manager Engagement Effectiveness – You Need to Know What Employees REALLY Think
It may be scary to learn what employees really think about you and your company, but you need to know if you want to truly engage and retain them.
Employees who are dissatisfied with their company or their manager think seriously about giving less discretionary effort and about leaving for greener pastures. In fact, employee attrition is often due to dissatisfaction with managers. Are you willing to risk losing team members when you still have a chance to find better ways to lead and work together?
Based upon over 500,000 annual employee engagement surveys per year, we know that management effectiveness – how well managers perform their jobs and how much respect employees have for their managers – has an extremely strong correlation to employee engagement. Employees who believe that their managers and supervisors truly care are more likely to be engaged in their work. And engaged employees are productive employees.
Ask the Right Questions
You need to ask the employee engagement questions – the right questions to see how highly your employees rate your managers. We know what questions to ask because we know what areas correlate most to higher levels of employee loyalty, discretionary effort and advocacy. Do not fall into the trap of using questions that do not correlate to increased levels of employee engagement and retention.
The Top 16 Questions that Measure Employees’ Satisfaction with their Managers
4 About Overall Management
5 About Manager Communication
3 About Manager Trust and Respect
2 About Manager Business Acumen and Skills
1 About Employee Career Development
1 About Work-Life Balance
The Bottom Line
How leaders and managers work with their teams has an extremely strong impact on employee engagement, performance, and retention. Since talent accounts for 29% of the difference between high and low performing teams, don’t you think you should keep a finger on the pulse of how good management is at engaging employees at your organization? You need to measure manager engagement effectiveness.
To learn more about how to manage for greater level of employee engagement, download The Top 10 Most Powerful Ways to Boost Employee Engagement
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