The best methodologies and working tools will get you nowhere if your employees are not working efficiently and effectively.
Here is a mini-plan to increase employee engagement within your organization.
#1. Hurdle one is to make sure none of the employees hate their jobs. If you get to step #7 with an employee and they are not on board, let both sides move on. It’s critical to have everyone in the boat, rowing in the same direction.
#2. Explain the big picture (why we are all here).
#3. Next, give the employees proper tools to do the work you are asking them to do and train them in the use of these tools.
#4. Show them what’s in it for them to use these tools effectively (e.g. less difficulty performing the work with the tools than not working with the tools, reduced stress).
#5. Give them some responsibility to make decisions.
#6. Mentor employees along a career path tailored to their interests, desires and capabilities.
#7. Get each employee to sign off on their engagement plan.
#8. Do a review every 6 months.
#9. Do daily/weekly walkabouts