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Best of CoBiz: Five great ways to keep employees engaged


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People's engagement with work is directly affected by their experience within their organization. In other words, if you are the manager, you are responsible for creating an engaging work climate.

If you don't want turnover to be the next drain on your budget, keep these tips in mind:

• Meet with your team members regularly throughout the year, not just at appraisal time. Review progress on their development plans and on their career planning. If there are stumbling blocks, ask: "What do you need to successfully meet this goal?" Do your best to provide what they need.

• Know what aspects of the job interest and excite your employees, and then provide them with opportunities to pursue these.

• Empower others to contribute at higher levels through providing special assignments, constructive feedback, and targeted development opportunities.

• In addition to giving feedback, solicit feedback from your direct reports about how you can improve your own performance. Listen carefully to what was said, and thank people for taking the time to give you feedback.

• Encourage the team to take responsibility for their performance. If you take responsibility, the team delegates both initiative and risk-taking upward to you. You lose their creative input, initiative and problem solving, and, ultimately, their greater involvement.

As a manager, you have the ability to influence motivation and help increase engagement levels in employees. When motivation is strong, performance is usually also high.
 

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Derek Murphy

Derek Murphy is CEO of TBC, a global assessment company with over 4 decades of experience, specializing in 360s and survey customization. Our hosting platform, TruScore®, allows you to manage all of your talent management assessments in one central location. Request a demo to discover why some of the most recognized brands in the Fortune 1000 chose TBC.

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