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How Aligning Your Employees with Purpose Decreases Barriers to Engagement

In the same way that leaders benefit from becoming more in tune with their goals, employees are much more likely to engage more with their work if they feel a sense of purpose. One of the best ways to format your engagement strategy is by framing it to serve as a roadmap for your employees.

There are a few different ways you can instill a sense of purpose in the workplace, but nothing beats real feedback. Have your employees fill out surveys and invite them for one-on-one sit downs to discuss their goals, questions, and any potential concerns. 

This won’t just help your employees become more focused at work, but they’ll feel more seen and understood. When you make you team feel like they play an important role in your organization, you can expect engagement to increase almost instantly. 

Question for leaders

1.     Do you think your employees feel like they are in alignment with a sense of purpose at work? Why or why not?

Registration is now open for our next Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program, starting January 25, 2023.

For more information and to register:https://lnkd.in/gaSm-2vn

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

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Show your employees you care about them

“The better connected we are, the healthier our relationships and the higher quality of our working life” – Pamela Hackett, author, Manage to Engage

Every day is a great day to appreciate your employees. Show them you care today.

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FREE 30-60-90 Day Employee Engagement Plan Blueprint

Use your free 30-60-90 Day Employee Engagement Plan Blueprint to design your own Great Engagement for 2022.

The Great Engagement is a call to action to expand your approach to more effectively engage your employees. Employee engagement impacts your bottom line!

How engaged are your employees now?

Research indicates that 60% of employees are not engaged, and 15% are actively disengaged at work.

The costs of this situation are staggering. Disengagement costs the North American business economy over $350 billion per year in lost productivity.

What might employee disengagement be costing your organization?

How do you currently engage your employees?

How will you engage with your employees in 2022?

If you’re not currently focused on engagement then how will you engage your employees in 2022?

If you’re not sure how to start, get your free 30-60-90 Day Blueprint to actively design your own great employee engagement program. We have included a few simple ideas and a planning framework to set you up for success in 2022!

Link to your free 30-60-90 Day Blueprint

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Heard of the undead? How about the unengaged?

Which of these Halloween scenarios describe your engagement experience at your workplace?

– All is calm, then someone yells at you from the bushes

– Pumpkin on deck; no candy; nobody home

– Door opens as you arrive, you are warmly welcomed with lively conversation and “treated” well

– You hear music and laughter from down the street even before you get to the house

Tell us your choice: https://forms.gle/wC1f3XGjavAcsfjG7

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Don’t confuse a quiet employee for a happy employee.

Don’t confuse a quiet employee for a happy employee.

According to research, only 25% of employees are actively engaged.

We invite you to take our free Employee Engagement Self-Assessment for Instant Insights https://lnkd.in/gQdvVH4

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A good experience working with Redworks and we recommend

“A good experience working with Redworks and we recommend..” Bob Wyma, Operations and Program Manager, Friendship Inn

+12 leaders

+12 Engagement Action Plans

+ hundreds of ideas generated to grow employee engagement

+12 calendars scheduling employee engagement activities

= Impact: razor-sharp focused people managers

Engage and Mobilize Employees Program: https://lnkd.in/gQdvVH4

 

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I would recommend this course to anyone new to managing employees…

“There was lots of time for discussion and sharing, and I appreciated that this course put some important planning and reflection on the front burner for me. They also made sure to follow up after the course, which provided some accountability for actually putting the ideas into practice. I would recommend this course to anyone new to managing employees, or managers who have never had any formal professional development in this area.” — Sheri Porrelli, Program Manager, Adult and Financial Literacy, READ Saskatoon

Redworks Highlight Reel:

+12 leaders

+12 Engagement Action Plans

+ hundreds of ideas generated to grow employee engagement

+12 calendars scheduling employee engagement activities

= Impact: razor-sharp focused people managers

Engage and Mobilize Employees Program: https://lnkd.in/gQdvVH4

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I recently took the Engage and Mobilize Employees course and would highly recommend…

“I recently took the Engage and Mobilize Employees course and would highly recommend. The facilitators were professional, well organized and knowledgeable. The materials were great and I am now incorporating all my learning into our organization. Thank you.” — Rachel Sutherland, Program Manager, Children’s and Family Literacy, READ Saskatoon.

Redworks Highlight Reel:
+12 leaders
+12 Engagement Action Plans
+ hundreds of ideas generated to grow employee engagement
+12 calendars scheduling employee engagement activities
= Impact: razor-sharp focused people managers

Engage and Mobilize Employees Program: https://lnkd.in/gQdvVH4

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Three main reasons why employees are leaving the workplace

“By not understanding what their employees are running from, and what they might gravitate to, company leaders are putting their very businesses at risk.” — McKinsey & Company

Do you know what your employees are running from? What might they gravitate towards? Is your business at risk of losing employees?

As a leader you may think you know the answers but, according to McKinsey & Company, managers and employees do not agree on what’s the most important factors for staying at an organization.

McKinsey found in a recent study that top three factors employees cited as reasons for quitting were that they didn’t feel:

– Valued by their organizations (54 percent) or

– Valued by their managers (52 percent) or

– A sense of belonging at work (51 percent).

As an organization, by understanding the reasons why employees are leaving or would even consider leaving, you can take effective actions to not only retain but also attract potential employees.

How do you as a leader show you value your employees? What does the organization do in terms of making people feel they belong and are valued? Is your organization struggling with effectively engaging employees?

While there is no quick fix, the first step is to find out if your organization has challenges with employee engagement.

For instant insights take our free Employee Engagement Self-Assessment for Instant Insights https://redworkscoaching.com/services/professional-development-training/leadership/engage-and-mobilize-employees/

 

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Catch someone doing something well and praise them

“Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.” – Sam Walton

Do you praise your employees easily, sincerely and often?

If not, you may be losing out on an opportunity to trigger a dopamine release which can then boost innovative thinking and creative problem-solving.

Take Action – Catch someone doing something well and praise them promptly.

Increase your skills to more effectively engage your employees. For more information on our new Employee and Mobilize Engagement Program: https://redworkscoaching.com/services/professional-development-training/leadership/engage-and-mobilize-employees/

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

Please note: Due to high program demand, Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant applications are being prioritized and processed approximately two weeks prior to the start date of training. Applications submitted less than 10 business days prior to the start date of training may not be approved.