Let’s face it, there will always be a certain number of people (perhaps small) that don’t need extra effort on the part of their employer to feel engaged or even happy in their work. The act of carrying out the job in itself, is enough. For most employees however, there is an important role that their leaders have in ensuring engagement, which doesn’t have to be any more complicated than:
1. Making a conscious effort to build the trust of their teams, and
2. To ensure that those teams have clarity of expectations.
As leaders one of the most important parts of our jobs is to build the trust of our teams. Brene Brown refers to trust as “the glue that holds teams and organisations together”. If we can build up enough of this glue and ensure that those that we are responsible for are clear on what is expected of them, we’re in a great position to have a fully engaged workforce.
How do you ensure your employees are engaged in their work?