Whilst remote working has brought about some positives to the employee experience, it can be difficult for leaders to inspire and engage employees due to their distance. In this time, it is crucial that leaders maintain strong communication that helps to motivate.
In this article, Angela Kambouris, highlights the 7 ways organisations can help to engage unmotivated employees.
From the Article:
Successful employee engagement does not just happen. It is a conscious strategy that demands a significant investment in energy, time, and resources. In a competitive market, an engaged workforce is an organization’s most significant advantage. Return on investment in engagement strategies can generate financial uplift and create economic opportunities for employers. On the flip side, poor engagement contributes to low morale, turnover, poor customer service, and impacts the company bottom line.
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, people engagement has hit a new high. Gallup reported that in May 2020 the percentage of “engaged” workers reached 38%, the highest since tracking this metric. “Not engaged” staff represented 49% of people who put in the time but lacked energy and passion to their work, and 13% were “actively disengaged” through their horrible work experiences and permeating their unhappiness throughout the workplace.
COVID-19 has disrupted people’s lives, from provoking fears about health and finances to large populations working from home. How organizations respond to the crisis impacts engagement. Some factors are outside an organization’s control, and there are many that leaders can influence to ensure their people feel heard, respected, and cared for. Here is how to get started.
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