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How to set clear expectations and give helpful feedback to your employees

Sometimes giving feedback to your employees can feel like a daunting task. If you think someone misunderstood your directives, this can cause frustration and distract you from being constructive. 

There are a few ways you can avoid this:

  •     Give an overview of expectations with your tasks until you feel the employee doesn’t need the reminder.
  •     If you give clear instructions and feel that your expectations aren’t met, have a follow up meeting with your employee to find out where the miscommunication happened.
  •     Try not to place blame, instead just explain that there must have been a miscommunication and explain what you need fixed.
  •     Always come from a place of trying to help your employees learn and become their best selves. Attacking people for their mistakes never helps anyone, it just leads to resentment and disengagement.

The main thing you need to do is stay consistent. Set an example and be a leader that employees can look to for guidance and follow as a mentor.

Develop more strategies our Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program.

For more information and to register:  https://redworkscoaching.com/services/executive-coaching/engage-and-mobilize-employees/

Your organization may be eligible for funding through the Canada Job Grant program. Employers may be eligible to receive two-thirds of the training cost.

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Activities to Increase Positive Thinking in the Workplace

You might be aware that positive thinking leads to a more efficient workplace but putting it into practice is easier said than done.

Here are some ideas for activities to keep in mind if you want to encourage your employees to adopt a more positive mindset.

–        Gratitude exercises: this could be part of your morning meetings or just something that gets sent out in an email. Give employees the chance to be present for a moment and reflect on things they might forget they are grateful for.

–        Anonymous tip jar: let employees vent about ways to improve upon current workplace culture.

–        Special events: Team-building events are great for enforcing a positive dynamic. 

At the end of the day, mindset is everything and it affects our daily life and work. As a leader, it’s crucial that you take these ideas into consideration for your own workplace.   

Develop more strategies with our Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program.

For more information and to register:  https://redworkscoaching.com/services/executive-coaching/engage-and-mobilize-employees/

Your organization may be eligible for funding through the Canada Job Grant program.

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How Positivity Increases Engagement and Productivity

You’ll have a better chance of increasing engagement among your employees when there is a sense of positivity at work. 

What to expect from a positive working environment:

      – Punctuality: When you create a dynamic that people want to be a part of, you can expect more employees to show up on time.

      – Productivity: Positive feelings make it feel exciting to move forward, whereas stress can sometimes cause people to freeze and procrastinate. 

      – Confident employees: A positive environment encourages better communication, which leads to better informed and more confident employees. 

Instead of focusing on negative workplace feelings like stress and overwhelm, positivity helps people focus on the task at hand.

Instead of getting distracted by the negative, they remain engaged in their work and contribute to the overall efficiency of your workplace. 

Develop more strategies with our Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program.

For more information and to register:  https://redworkscoaching.com/services/executive-coaching/engage-and-mobilize-employees/

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How to Create a Positive Work Culture to Encourage Engagement

As a leader, it’s your responsibility to create a dynamic that benefits the workplace. 

Here are a few ways to create a positive work culture:

–        Daily check-ins: In the mornings, make sure everyone feels confident going into their work day and any snags are taken care of. At the end of the workday, follow up with anyone who didn’t seem engaged to find out how you can help them prepare for the next day.

–        Reward systems: Show employees that positive attitudes are rewarded—this can be in the form of time off, free lunch, or whatever suits your organization best.   

–        Space to recharge: Make it clear to your employees that you care about them getting enough time to recharge between tasks.

When you foster a positive work environment, your employees will carry that energy into their workday, which can lead to improved productivity and an overall improved workplace dynamic.

Develop more strategies with our Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program.

For more information and to register:  https://redworkscoaching.com/services/executive-coaching/engage-and-mobilize-employees/

Your organization may be eligible for funding through the Canada Job Grant program.

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Signs that your employees are becoming disengaged

Keeping your employees engaged is critical to your company’s success. Not only is it directly linked to productivity, but you’ll be able to cultivate a better work culture when your employees are engaged with their work. 

If you want to make sure you don’t end up with a disengaged team, look out for some of the following signs of disengagement: 

  •     Increased complaints or sarcastic/dry humor about disliking position. 
  •     Increased tardiness both in attendance and work performance. 
  •     Use of technology for non-work purposes.

Instead of criticizing the behavior, try to approach it from another perspective.

Tell the employee you notice they seem distracted, and you wanted to see if there was anything you could do to be supportive. You don’t need to pry, just let them know you support them and watch their demeanor change to one that wants to reciprocate that energy.

Develop more strategies with our Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program.

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Your organization may be eligible for funding through the Canada Job Grant program.

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How to make employee engagement contagious

People tend to respond to others based on exchanged energy and the surrounding environment. If you want to create a workplace that fosters an engaging environment, you just need to keep a few things in mind. 

  •     Create teams made up of engaged and less engaged employees.
  •     Encourage engaged employees to address concerns with less engaged employees.
  •     Offer rewards for team members that show any form of improvement—the greater the improvement, the higher the reward.  

At the end of the day, you want to empower your engaged employees so their energy can be adopted by those who are less motivated and engaged. As long as you stay consistent with your efforts, you’re sure to see some improvement.

Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program

To develop more strategies our Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program focuses on simple but powerful behaviours that will have maximum impact on a leader’s ability to engage his or her employees.

For more information and to register:  https://redworkscoaching.com/services/executive-coaching/engage-and-mobilize-employees/

Your organization may be eligible for funding through the Canada Job Grant program. Employers may be eligible to receive two-thirds of the training cost.

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How to create a fun and engaging workplace environment

A lot of managers are changing their style to resemble something more laid-back. Some companies like Google and Indeed are rated as the best to work at because of the level of balance present in the workplace. Employees have access to free snacks, nap rooms, and even video games. 

When you create a more inviting environment, your employees will naturally become more engaged. With that in mind, here are some tips for creating a more fun workplace—one that supports productivity of course. 

  •     Give rewards to engaged employees who show enthusiasm.
  •     Create lounge spaces where employees can fully decompress and revive their energy.
  •     Offer some type of freebies—whether it’s free bagels on Friday mornings or a free lunch.

People remember how you make them feel, so when you create a fun and engaging experience, you’ll leave people wanting to come back. 

Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program

To develop more strategies our Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program focuses on simple but powerful behaviours that will have maximum impact on a leader’s ability to engage his or her employees.

For more information and to register:  https://redworkscoaching.com/services/executive-coaching/engage-and-mobilize-employees/

Your organization may be eligible for funding through the Canada Job Grant program. Employers may be eligible to receive two-thirds of the training cost.

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How to Engage Employees Who Work From Home

It can be tough managing employees who work in different locations, much less those working from home. You never know what distractions your employees might be dealing with, so it’s important to take certain steps to keep your employee engagement as high as possible.

To keep your employees motivated from home you’ll want to:

  •    Require everyone to log in by a certain time for a morning huddle.
  •    Have check in’s that focus on helping the employee complete their work rather than condemning how they spend their time.
  •    Use productivity apps to keep everyone informed—even on the go.
  •    Create a reward system that suits your business. (ex: anyone who completes “x” number of tasks gets to log out early on Friday)

At the end of the day, engagement only works when both parties enjoy the interaction. Try to focus on building a positive, collaborative relationship with your employees rather than micromanaging them.

To develop more strategies our Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program focuses on simple but powerful behaviours that will have maximum impact on a leader’s ability to engage his or her employees.

For more information and to register: https://redworkscoaching.com/services/executive-coaching/engage-and-mobilize-employees/ 

Your organization may be eligible for funding through the Canada Job Grant program. Employers may be eligible to receive two-thirds of the training cost.

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Top Mental Health Tips for Employee Engagement

With workplace dynamics shifting all over the globe, employees and managers alike might be experiencing different forms of mental health struggles. Regardless of the details, mental health directly affects workplace performance, so mitigating this is crucial for employee engagement. 

  •     Communicate with employees through their preferred channels to reduce workplace anxiety—If you know an employee prefers email over a phone call, chances are you’re going to get the task completed faster if you send an email.
  •    Make sure managers are conducting beginning and end of day breakdowns with their teams—try to help anyone falling and reduce the chances of burnout.
  •    Be open to constructive criticism—if an employee voices their opinion about something that could be improved, be willing to listen and adjust wherever suitable.  

When you focus on helping your employees feel their best, it translates into their work and ultimately helps everyone!

Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program

To develop more strategies our Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program focuses on simple but powerful behaviours that will have maximum impact on a leader’s ability to engage his or her employees.

For more information and to register:  https://redworkscoaching.com/services/executive-coaching/engage-and-mobilize-employees/

Your organization may be eligible for funding through the Canada Job Grant program. Employers may be eligible to receive two-thirds of the training cost.

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Save More Time for Business Strategy by Improving Employee Engagement

 

When it comes to running a business, you need to make sure your workforce is completing their tasks efficiently, so you can focus on the bigger picture. When you have that peace of mind, you open a whole new window of opportunity for optimizing your strategy.

When your employees are fully engaged, it gives you more time to:

  •       Look at current business practices and seek out areas for improvement.
  •       Evaluate any recent changes and analyze progress lost or made.
  •       Brainstorm new business ideas.
  •       Test and implement new strategies.

At the end of the day, time is money. So, the more time you have on your side to focus on growth, the more immediate value you stand to gain. 

To develop more strategies our Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program focuses on simple but powerful behaviours that will have maximum impact on a leader’s ability to engage his or her employees.

For more information and to register:  https://redworkscoaching.com/services/executive-coaching/engage-and-mobilize-employees/

Your organization may be eligible for funding through the Canada Job Grant program. Employers may be eligible to receive two-thirds of the training cost.