Engaged employees work with greater passion and perseverance. As part of Administrative Professionals Week, Wednesday marks Administrative Professionals Day, a day dedicated to recognizing the work of secretaries, receptionists, administrative assistants, and other administrative support professionals. In honor of this holiday, we’re going to highlight some of the ways that a company’s executive team can show their employees that they appreciate their work and boost employee engagement.
When your team works together to get projects completed, you can achieve your goals faster, smarter, and more efficiently. That’s why many companies are starting to use business software that allow for collaborative task management which helps them communicate quickly, monitor their team’s progress, and execute strategically.
Since companies today often need to pivot quickly to accommodate changes in their industries, shifts in customer’s needs, and advances in technology, innovative businesses have a huge advantage. As an entrepreneur, you’re constantly thinking of how to establish new practices and reinvent your organization.
As 2016 ends, consider why you should ditch the annual performance review process, and instead communicate with your employees in a frequent rhythm throughout the year.
Annual performance reviews take time away from your company’s other projects, lowering overall productivity. The subjectivity of yearly performance reviews can make team members feel inferior and undervalued, leading to a steep drop in motivation and engagement.
Core values define your organization. They provide a structure and purpose to everything your company does. But when businesses begin to scale up quickly, it can be difficult to keep those defining core values in mind.
With shifts in technology and culture, leaders must be ready to adapt their companies to meet a changing landscape. It can be tempting to do away with your previous vision and embrace a whole new set of ideals.
Research shows that employee engagement is directly linked to company performance.
Per a 2012 Gallup study, higher levels of employee engagement increase company productivity by 21% and profit by 22%.
This data holds for almost every industry and region across the globe. Companies are working harder than ever to engage their employees in order to increase their returns. A big part of engagement comes down to team management.