are one of the major factors in successful businesses. If employees are engaged
, they feel connected to their work and do their work with passion.
That passion and sense of connection helps engaged employees to do better work
: they go the extra mile, see (and implement) ways to innovate, and improve your business with their enthusiasm and insight.
However, only about half of employees
feel engaged. The rest
feel either not engaged (neutral) or actively disengaged (unhappy) at work.
To increase employee engagement in your business, start with this list of proven ways to help employees connect, work with passion, and love what they do.
1. Recognize your high performers.
A little praise goes a long way. Like all of us, your employees appreciate having their efforts and work noticed. But noticing doesn't increase engagement unless you also let them know that you've noticed. Simple verbal praise, alone or in a group, can be very effective
. Consider instituting - and giving - regular awards or rewards. Make them meaningful to your business, and more specific than the generic "employee of the month."