Hi! First, I strongly appreciate your participation and comments on my blog. I am thrilled to see you growing your business using some strategies I suggest here.
For the newcomers, I am Robert from South Minnesota. I’ve been running my field service business for many years now, and I’d like to share my expertise with you.
So, without further ado, let’s get started. Today, I am going to talk about proven strategies to increase employee engagement and improve job satisfaction.
Quick to-do list:
- Recognize your workers
- Set realistic expectations
- Communicate and bond with your employees
- Offer opportunities to grow and learn
- Establish trust
Read the detailed description below.
Recognize your workers
According to Dale Carnegie and Sigmund Freud, the biggest desire one has is to be important. As a leader, the best way to win engagement and trust from your employees is to recognize their contribution and accomplishments. Positive feedback is a great tool to improve employee engagement as well. Everyone loves appreciation! I have found that many of my employees perform much better when they know that they are welcomed and appreciated on the workplace. Don’t be that person who scares off people!
Set realistic expectations
Unrealistic expectations are at the root of stress and frustration. Overwhelmed and overworked employees ain’t bringing any benefits to the workplace. To avoid having frustrated and disappointed workers, make sure to schedule regular conversations to make sure that expectations are realistic. I know that even if a worker is not satisfied with the expectations, they will never come up to you and address the issue. Therefore, be the first one to resolve the problem; show our compassion. You are leader, so you need to lead, not force or dictate.
To be successful at this stage, try to employ management software that will help to organize the work and set specific due dates and tasks. As a life-long loyal customer of ManageMart, I do recommend this software as a solution for your daily management problems.
Communicate and bond with your employees
I have absolutely ignored this highly important strategy, while I was running my small business years ago. I lived in an illusion that greetings are all the communication that is needed. If you think like that as well, we are both very big fools. This means, that you should be communicating bonding more than you think you should. This will result in a safe environment if which your employees are comfortable expressing their opinion and debating with you on any work-related questions. Remember: communication is a key to successful team!
Offer opportunities to grow and learn
Now, think of your business in long-term. Imagine, that you will have the same team you’ve started with. Taking care of your employees is a must. If you want your business to grow, you need to highlight the importance of personal growth. What’s more, be the one to provide those opportunities. It can be a webinar or online courses or even books, anything that can help your employees to broaden their horizon and learn. If they grow and improve, the same will happen to your business. It’s a win-win strategy. Make sure to utilize it at your best.
Did you know that workplaces where trust among workers and upper management is weak tend to have less productive workdays and less effective outcomes. Trust is your greatest tool. If employees feel trusted, they have a sense of responsibility and will do their best to perform on the right level. Incorporate credibility and integrity to set the right working atmosphere. Increasing trust, you will see the boost in efficiency and productivity. Learn how to run a so-called “calm company”, and you will thank me for that!
I hope, there strategies made you ponder around the issue of job satisfaction. Let me know down in the comments what your biggest takeaway was. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact me anytime!