The intersection where the greatest employee satisfaction meets their maximum contribution to the company is called ENGAGEMENT.
Are your employees invested in their jobs?
Do their actions line up with the company vision?
Are they ENGAGED? and we don’t mean, “if you like it put a ring on it” kind of engaged.
In other words does your company culture drive employee engagement? Culture is your company’s social economy and it’s either thriving or choking in the hands of employee ambassadors and leaders or cynics and naysayers.
Do you truly know what your company’s culture is?
The key to engaging your workforce is creating an environment where your employees go above and beyond the call of duty, not simply showing up as “Mr. Minimum.”
Do they go the extra mile to delight internal and external customers?
True employee alignment will only happen when employee’s objectives integrate with company culture. The way to do that is to create a work environment where employees can see how their individual progress affects the company’s progress. It’s essential and way more fun to work in an environment where one can find meaning and purpose rather than just a career!
How engaged your employees are is a great measure of how tuned they are into the company’s direction and vision.
So how do you reboot a stagnant workforce and shift corporate culture?
Actual employee satisfaction can be determined using a customized online survey. Ask difficult anonymous questions like;
Do you feel your opinions matter?
Do you have the resources to do your job?
Do you trust your manager?
With these type of answers, you can then put organizational changes in place. Next, monitor whether engagement is improving. When engagement improves, customer loyalty and profitability will also rise.
With a healthy company culture, you will create a place where employees love to come to work and when they do, they focus on greater productivity, and less on wages which means they are more aligned with the company’s goals which is true employee engagement.