Do Not Procrastinate – Follow Through on Employee Engagement Commitments
Putting off until tomorrow what you can or should do today is the classic definition of procrastination. Unfortunately, when it comes to employee engagement, most companies fail to fully implement employee engagement findings. The good news is that employees who see action after an engagement survey are twelve times more likely to be engaged the following year compared to those who do not see follow-up.
It is very simple. The more you procrastinate, the less you accomplish and the more you waste all the time and effort of running an employee engagement survey in the first place. In fact, if you are not going to follow through on employee engagement commitments, you would have been better off if you had never asked for employee feedback in the first place.
Tips on How to Follow Through on Employee Engagement Commitments
So much of employee engagement and satisfaction has to do with accountability and trust. Employees need to be able to rely upon one another and hold each other accountable for what they say they will do. Procrastination flies in the face of both these basic tenets of employee engagement. But there are ways to combat procrastination.
Here are a few tips:
The Bottom Line
Research by Bain found that the active engagement of stakeholders during the strategy design phase has the highest correlation to strategies being successfully implemented. The same is true for employee engagement initiatives. Smart leaders actively involve employees and make sure that they follow through with visible and meaningful actions.
To learn more about how to improve employee engagement, download Research Report – The Surprising Relationship Between Employee Engagement and Manager Effectiveness
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