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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.

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Humanizing the Workplace to Encourage Employee Engagement

At the end of the day, we’re all human, and life would be easier if people remember that more often. Employees are much more likely to be engaged in a workplace that makes them feel safe and seen. 

With so many things going on all over the world, it can be hard to keep up. You can’t always be around for everything though, so it’s helpful to put some measures into place to make sure you create a safe space for your employees: 

  •     Create a forum for employees to submit anonymous comments and concerns.
  •     Show support for the movements that affect your employees, even if it’s just in a conversation. 
  •     Hold regular meetings where employees can come to discuss common concerns and experiences. 

As a manager or owner, you want to be sure your employees are coming to work and feel comfortable carrying out their duties.

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 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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How Emotions Fuel Employee Engagement

We all know how emotions can change the course of our day and impact our interactions and experiences at work. However, have you ever thought about using emotion to fuel employee engagement? 

How to Implement Emotional Engagement 

While there are several ways to achieve emotional engagement, here are the basics of emotional engagement:

  1. Lead with empathy

Employees notice when their supervisors are invested in their needs and care about their expectations. Taking the time to sympathize and understand where your employees are coming from leads to better engagement and loyalty.

2. Create a connection

The stronger a bond is between a manager and employee, the more likely an employee is to overperform and even stay longer within an organization. 

3. Communication is key

Miscommunication is the root of most conflict, so whenever you’re in doubt—overcommunicate! When everyone is on the same page, you’re laying the foundation for positive emotions and a sense of direction. 

The bottom line is, when your employees are emotionally invested in their work, they automatically become more engaged!

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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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.

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 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 Managers Can Support Employees’ Mental Health

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 20% of people in Canada will experience a mental health problem or illness in any given year. If you want to make sure your employees feel supported at work, here are some tips you can start implementing as soon as today!

  •     Conduct weekly check-ins—ask your employee what they need to go into their next week of work feeling prepared.   
  •     Create an anonymous forum where employees can submit questions and concerns without the worry of upsetting anyone.
  •     Be flexible about breaks—if someone prefers to take a few short breaks throughout the day instead of one long break in the middle, give your employee room to recuperate in their preferred way.

At the end of the day, it’s just about communication, open-mindedness, and listening to your employees.

Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Progam

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.