If you are an employee, do you often feel being pressed out and a lack of passion about what you do? If you are a manager, do you spot that your company suffers from low productivity, absenteeism, and high rate of replacement? If the answer of those questions are big “YES”, then you, most likely, just experienced ’employee engagement problem’.
Today’s infographic will reveal about the horrifying facts of high costs of low employee engagement. It also reveals how common a problem it really is. In the infographic, you will find that 75% of companies say they can’t attract the right talent while the other 83% worry that their employer brand isn’t compelling.
To cope with low employee engagement problem, here are four simple (and free) tips you can try:
1. Encourage side projects
Employees feel overworked and underestimated, so as leaders, we need to stop overloading them to the point where they can’t handle the workload. Let them explore their own passions and interests, and work on side projects. Happy employees feel some autonomy and mastery. Having them work on projects that provide those two things improves motivation and engagement.
2. Encourage workers to engage with customers
Wistia, a video hosting company, make their employees do customer support during their onboarding They often rotate people into customer support. When asked why they do this, Chris, Wistia’s CEO mentioned to that it’s important for every single person in the company to understand how their customers are using their product. Happy employees see that they are working toward something that affects the lives of other people. It’s important to see that kind of concrete evidence that what you do matters.
3. Encourage workers to work cross-functionally
Both Apple and Google have created common areas in their offices, specifically and strategically located, so that different workers that don’t normally interact with each other can have a chance to have a conversation. Happy employees collaborate across disciplines and build productive relationships with their fellow employees. Cross-functional work also means a company can break out of those dreaded silos.
4. Encourage networking in their industry
It’s important for employees to grow and learn more about what they do. It helps them build that passion for their industry. It’s also important to go to networking events, and encourage your employees to participate in these things. Websites like Eventbrite or Meetup have lots of great resources, and most of the events on there are free. Happy employees are constantly learning and keeping up with the best practices of their industries.
Take a look at the infographic below for some shocking statistics.
Infographic credit: Officevibe