Employee Engagement – Advice and Guidance

What is Employee Engagement

A company is only as successful as its employees make it. A small team of focused staff striving for excellence is much more effective than an army of disengaged workers. Employee engagement is proven to promote higher quality work, and better business results. Employee engagement and motivation helps fast-track companies to new levels of success over their competitors. Managers play a key part in helping employees be focused and motivated. 

What is the Issue

Employee disengagement is a huge economic issue for organizations and the communities in which they operate. Seventy percent of employees are either ambivalent about or completely disengaged with their jobs. This 70% number is surprisingly consistent for most countries across the globe. In the USA this translates into $450-$550 billion in lost productivity and in Australia it is $70 billion. Employee Engagement is an essential trait for companies who want to succeed in today’s competitive world.

Disengaged people are absent from the workplace more often than their engaged colleagues. They are not supportive of corporate objectives. They tend to complain and gossip about their jobs. They do not display initiative. They watch the clock waiting for the day to end. Moving the needle on employee engagement means better business results. Engaging and motivating employees to do more of their daily tasks is an important part of productivity and production.

Benefits of an Engaged Workforce

Here’s a few things you might not know about the true benefits of keeping your employees engaged:

  • Engaged employees are 3x more creative. They innovate to solve workplace problems
  • Happy employees are 31% more productive than disengaged and disgruntled team members
  • Companies with engaged teams out perform their competitors by up to 202%

In 2015, a leading airline began setting out to refurbish their staff uniforms. Rather than outsource to an external design company, they included staff from every department in their company. This included cabin staff, ground crew and administration staff. The staff were flown to conference locations to give their own creative and practical input on the new designs. This approach, led to an engaged, interested and multi-disciplinary team working together to produce great results.

Every company can benefit in similar ways by keeping their employees engaged with new, interesting challenges. Managers should be encouraged to break away from traditional KPI tracking and performance evaluations. One of the fastest and most effective ways to achieve a high level of engagement, is through games. By running performance-driven, competitive and cooperative games between co-workers, companies can boost the work throughput of individuals and teams. This in turn gives staff a strong sense of pride and achievement through excellence and engagement.

How Does our Gamified Solution Help You

Spinify’s gamification platform works to produce active engagement across entire organizations. It uses incentivized games for staff to consistently outperform each other, leading to improvements across the board in company performance, as well as employee happiness and well being. By incorporating activity-driven games into your workplace, employees have an extra incentive and source of inspiration to improve the quality and efficiency of every aspect of their day-to-day role.

Conclusion

Employee engagement has been proven to promote higher quality work, and ultimately better business results, fast-tracking companies to new levels of success.

Connecting to individual employees to engage and motivate them is now within reach of all organisations. Check out how Spinify can help you engage and drive your team through fun and easy to setup gamification!

By | February 28th, 2017|Boosting Sales, Engagement, Gamification, Motivation|Comments Off on Employee Engagement – Advice and Guidance

About the Author:

Sheryle Moon
Sheryle is passionate about sales having spent twenty of her thirty year career in “C” suite (Chief Executive Officer or Chief Operations Officer) level positions in ASX listed, Fortune 500, start-up and Non-Profit companies. Sheryle enjoys life on the bleeding edge.