It starts with you, the leader—with the example you set, the culture you build, the commitment you make to inspiring your team members.
Here are five ways leaders can build and boost staff engagement:
1. Align the workforce. The members of your team should be working toward the same thing, headed in the same direction—but how can they do this without knowing what you’re trying to achieve? As the leader, you must articulate a clear mission—and make plain how every project, every task and every employee contributes to it.
2. Empower your managers. Invest first in those in direct supervisory roles—the people interacting with employees daily. Develop their skills of engagement and empowerment. Provide direction as to how they can listen, set clear expectations and deliver constructive feedback. Make sure your managers are all on the same page about employee engagement.