We examine the role empathy plays in improving employee engagement in this video with Amanda Wildman, Director of Emotionally-i-Fit and our former Head of Learning and Development.
A neglected culture increases turnover rates, decreases employee productivity and reduces your chance of being able to attract the best talent - exactly what you don’t need when your organisation is in the midst of a tricky period. However, there are a few consistences that contribute to establishing a positive and strong workplace culture.
Having motivators for employees is important for any sort of business at many different angles. Not only does it brand you, as an employer, as the best company to work for, but it also makes your staff motivated, passionate and loyal to your business.
Team building is probably not high up on your list of priorities at the moment. But in tough periods, it’s vital that you look after your workforce. With your teams dispersed across various locations (some may already be back in the office), facilitating remote team building activities is a great way to boost morale and ignite those spontaneous interactions which can decline when you’re not all in the office together.
When a crisis happens and times are tough it can be easy to lose focus on the importance of supporting and growing a strong corporate culture. The vision for the company can become blurred due to sudden change, communication can reduce due to higher workloads, the work environment can become dispersed due to remote working, and individual autonomy can be sacrificed for company-wide decisions.
These certainly are unfamiliar times. There are many different factors which may be influencing the wellbeing of your team members, so it’s important that you monitor them and regularly check in to make sure they are coping well. Supporting the wellbeing of employees is an important aspect of management in any organisation.
Here are six ways you can boost employee engagement, productivity and improve employee retention.