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How Does Employee Engagement Affect Employee Performance

The success or failure of a company heavily depends on its workforce. Your HR team likely invested significant time and resources in securing the best talent for your organization. Consequently, it’s reasonable to expect these highly skilled employees to consistently contribute to the long-term success of the company.

However, here’s the downside. Merely possessing skills and experience doesn’t guarantee outstanding job performance. Sustaining a high level of employee performance requires a positive workplace culture and active employee engagement.

When employees lack enthusiasm for their work, they tend to fulfill only the minimum requirements of their roles. Moreover, the combination of beliefs, values, and rituals that form the workplace culture significantly influences employee engagement and ultimately impacts their job performance.

Boost Performance: 5 Steps to Enhance Employee Engagement

A lot of what motivates an employee to work harder is how the job is set up, how the employee is recognised, and what kind of growth opportunities are available within the organisation. Effective employee engagement is built on all three of these factors. On the other hand, hygiene factors have to do with work conditions, company policies, professional relationships within the organisation, and how employees are paid. These are all important things to think about when trying to create a strong and positive workplace culture.

To take employee performance to the next level, you really need to start with positive workplace culture. But a strong employee engagement strategy should come from having the right culture at work.

So, it would be silly to talk about ways to improve employee performance without talking about both employee engagement and the culture of the workplace. Hygiene factors are like cards stacked on top of each other. They are the base on which a successful employee engagement strategy is built.

Motivating employees is at the heart of a lot of the things that are done to get them more engaged. Several things can affect how motivated an employee is. Here are a few steps to get employees more willing to engage in their jobs.

Step 1 – Assign Everyone Their Appropriate Role

Again, ensure that the proper employees are on the bus and that they have the right roles. This implies that all talent acquisition and retention initiatives must be linked with achieving the organization’s objectives.

Step 2 – Provide Training

No manager or leader can develop a culture of trust and responsibility, much alone increasing engagement if the team is not set up for success. This involves giving the appropriate training and growth, as well as eliminating any obstacles.

Step 3 – Task Meaningful Work

Engaged employees do meaningful work and have a clear awareness of how they contribute to the mission, purpose, and strategic goals of the organisation. Again, this is why they must first be assigned the appropriate position. 

Step 4 – Check in Often

The days of offering feedback just via mid-year evaluations are long gone. The modern workforce demands frequent feedback, which leads to faster course correction and waste reduction. Utilize both formal and casual check-in strategies every week.

Step 5 – Discuss Engagement Regularly

Successful managers are upfront in their approach to increasing employee engagement; they discuss it often with their teams. They conduct “state of engagement” meetings and “engage” all employees in the conversation — and solutions.

Key Takeaways for Employee Engagement

The success of your business relies on the consistent high performance of your employees. Regular training and development initiatives are crucial to instill a sense of importance regarding individual growth within the company. When training programs are tailored to address each employee’s specific training and growth requirements while aligning with the organization’s overall objectives, it leads to increased engagement and an improved company culture.

But improving the performance of employees doesn’t end there. Your company should invest in software for employee engagement and use it to keep track of how engaged employees are. With the help of this software’s metrics, managers will be able to make decisions based on data that will improve employee engagement.

Finally, fostering a positive workplace culture plays a crucial role in enhancing employee engagement. Such a culture can be cultivated by:

  • Using feedback from employees
  • Fair compensation
  • Clear, consistent communication
  • Collaboration
  • Transparency

These concepts may not be complex, but prioritizing them is crucial. Companies that excel in these areas will achieve greater financial returns, outperform their competitors, and swiftly ascend to the top of lists as the best places to work!

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About Shone Fone

Shone Fone is a Serial Entrepreneur for 10 SMEs since 1997, businesses ranging from equipment supply, manufacturing, equipment maintenance and ISO 17025 calibration service, HRM software development and training. He also an award winning entrepreneur of Asia Pacific Top Excellence Brand – Book of The TOP Recognition.

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