Top Leadership Issues

Issue: Employee Engagement

Satisfied, engaged employees have a direct connection to improved productivity and stronger workplace cultures.

However recent data from Employment Engagement Index has shown that only about 29% of workers feel engaged. How to build engaging cultures is becoming increasingly important.
This has to begin with developing leadership behaviors that can engage workers.

Leadership Behaviors That Increase Engagement

  • Communicate for understanding – This behavior refers to sharing ideas with others which create agreement and action to achieve a specific outcome. This includes sharing “why” something (i.e. project, initiative change) needs to be done.
  • Translates excitement into action – This behavior is about creating productive environments which people feel energized and proud to work in.
  • Creates willingness in others – This behavior demonstrates the ability to include others, motivate and finally provide opportunities for others to take on new challenging responsibilities

Employee engagement is based on professional leadership. Confident decisions made that include employee involvement for the company’s best interest, the staff’s interest and the future.

To improve Employee Engagement, begin by measuring the bench strength of the team. A focused strategy to develop the appropriate leadership behaviors can then be created and implemented.

Satisfied, engaged employees have a direct connection to improved productivity and stronger workplace cultures.

By |2018-02-10T09:30:43+00:00February 6th, 2018|Top Leader Issues|Comments Off on Issue: Employee Engagement

About the Author:

Jonathan is president of TotalLeader Solutions Inc., a provider of cloud-based solutions which assesses, develops, and engages leaders at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods.