Five practical ways to engage employees
Top-down communication is only one component of what needs to be done.
As leaders, we know that it’s important to engage employees. Doing so is good for morale, which is good for business. It is also personally rewarding to help grow talent and deepen their connections and contributions to a higher purpose.
Most people like to feel a sense of accomplishment, so they strive to be productive every day. At the end of the day, they like to look back and say, “I got these things done today” or “I made great strides…” Part of a leader’s role is to guide in getting the right things or best things done, most of the time.
In light of this, many leaders prioritize consistently communicating the organization’s strategy to all team members. The hope is that it will result in employees who spend their time working on the right things and who connect what they’re doing with greater organizational objectives. However, leaders are often unhappy with the outcome because top-down communication is only one component of what needs to be done.
Here are five practical ways to enhance employee strategic understanding, connection, and engagement.
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