5 initiatives to improve your team's motivation at work
Success on your team engagement inside your company.
Engaged teams achieve better business results than disengaged teams. This is Gallup’s conclusion this 2021, after more than 50 years of research on engagement in the workplace.
#1. Active listening
#2. People First policies
#3. SMART objectives
#4. Constant feedback
The evaluation of performance and talent is one of the great areas to be developed in terms of people management. The trend is to transform the annual performance appraisal into constant feedback. In this way, management will be able to readjust objectives and career plans to the needs of the moment. Also, an opportunity will be created to thank the employees for their work and receive feedback on the company’s leadership regularly. Workers must feel positive recognition from managers; this 2021 is all about bidirectional communication.
#5. Opportunities for promotion and development
Having a real career plan will be one of the great appeals of any company. For this, it is necessary to establish clear policies for professional growth. It is a very powerful way to attract and retain talent. Explaining transparently what these policies consist of will help to keep the team’s motivation high. The current trend is to create coaching or mentoring programs and to have an LMS (learning management system) or LXP (learning experience platform).
Jim Harter, Chief Scientist of Workplace Management and Well-Being at Gallup, says, “Companies have to do a better job in connecting people.” Communication will play an important role in the success of these initiatives. Ultimately, employee engagement is a matter for all business areas, not just HR.