Rules of Employee Engagement Matter
If you are a team leader, a major part of your leadership role is to know the rules of employee engagement and to maintain high levels of team engagement. Engagement helps keep your team dedicated, committed, and on track.
Eight Rules of Employee Engagement
Though the following “Rules of Engagement” may seem like common sense, many bosses fail to follow them — to their peril. When employees are disengaged, they are 40% less productive than their engaged counterparts. Which side of that statistic do you want your team on?
Send a personal note if an employee has lost a loved one or is sick; ask about the tournament you know your employee’s daughter was competing in; find out about their recent vacation.
When you are genuinely interested in your employees’ welfare on and off the job, you will earn their loyalty.
Occasionally, yes, you will all have to work late or on a weekend. But this should occur infrequently.
Not only does the survey process raise employee expectations, but employees who see meaningful action taken after an engagement survey as twelve times more likely to be engaged the following year.
The Bottom Line
Employee engagement can be achieved person-by-person and team-by-team. Make sure you follow the above rules of employee engagement to keep your team performing at its peak over the long-term.
To learn how to implement the rules of employee engagement, download The Top 10 Most Powerful Ways to Boost Employee Engagement
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