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How to encourage employee engagement (with 7 interactive templates)

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Emma Cullen2017-10-16
It’s no secret that it’s important to take care of your employees. By making sure that they are happy in their work environment and ready to take on the challenges of each day, you are not only taking care of their well-being, you are also setting your business up for success. Employee engagement is an increasingly important element of HR and organizations as a whole. So, what is it? Why is it important? How can you implement it easily into your organization in a fun way?

Employee engagement is when an organization takes active steps to create the right working conditions for its employees. Organizations who engage employees, strive to help them by providing the tools that they need to be able to give of their best each day. Engaged employees are more committed to their organization’s goals and values, and motivated to contribute in a positive way.

Employee engagement is important for a number of different reasons. It can be beneficial for the overall well being of your employees and, in the long term, is essential for the growth and development of an organization.

What does it mean for employees?

An engaged employee gets up in the morning and is positive about going to work. They know their goals and what they are going to do during the day; they understand their role. An engaged employee also looks forward to working with their team, sharing ideas and helping them.

An engaged employee feels that they are a fully-integrated member of their team, they feel supported through receiving regular and constructive feedback, and feel able to develop new skills within their role. An engaged employee feels appreciated by their organization and that their achievements are recognized.

If we look at the bigger picture, if all employees are engaged, a whole organization is engaged. Engaged organisations have a strong and genuine company culture, trust and fairness based on mutual respect, and two-way commitments, between employers and employees. This creates an overall positive environment and a great place to work.

What does it mean for employers and organizations?

For organizations, employee engagement is about nurturing positive attitudes which lead to better business outcomes. An organization who works actively with employee engagement has employees who take pride in working for their organisation. With this comes loyalty, and an organization is able to reduce things such as sick leave, whilst increasing productivity.

How to get employees engaged (with ready-to-use templates)

Now that you have the basics of employee engagement under your belt, it’s time to put them into practice. Use the following Mentimeter templates to create interactive presentations and workshops to help assess, improve and monitor your employee engagement.

  1. How did you feel when you woke up this morning?
  2. How do you feel what you walk into the office?
  3. Which words would you use to describe this organization?
  4. Do you have all the tools you need to perform at your best?
  5. Do you know what your goals are? Do you know what you need to do to reach them
  6. What can this organization do to improve employee engagement?
  7. What can you do to show that you are an engaged employee?

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