Leaders play a big role when it comes to creating, maintaining, and maybe even promoting employee engagement. What can leaders do to improve it?
There are a number of things leaders can do.
Leaders need to consider and sincerely communicate the value of the activities and tasks coworkers provide. The perception of the importance of the job has a significant impact on loyalty, customer service, and engagement.
Leaders need to be clear and concise when describing job expectations. Leaders need to make sure the expectations are clear and the necessary materials and equipment are provided to guarantee success.
Leaders need to approach feedback with confidence and genuine concern. Giving coworkers a sense of where they are, where they are headed, and how great they are doing, has a lasting impact on engagement.
Leaders also need to be the role models of personal and professional improvement. Leaders need to lead by example when it comes to taking classes and courses, attending seminars and workshops, and struggling with new skill development.
Sharing information freely and assisting others graciously can go a long way in improving the working relationships with peers, superiors, and subordinates. Many researchers claim that employee engagement is a direct reflection of how employees feel about their relationship with the boss. Continue your education and build effective work relationships.
Leadership is not just positional; it’s personal. Never forget what an honor it is to be a leader. And leaders need to honor their staff by supporting each employee’s success and growth.