Friday, March 30, 2012

A cheat sheet for engaging employees

As a federal leader, you no doubt have a lot on your plate, and it may be tempting to shrug off employee complaints about their jobs and organization. But the bottom line is that job satisfaction drives employee engagement and ultimately leads to better performance.
The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings provide a benchmark to measure employee attitudes, to identify signs of trouble and to prompt you to find ways to better manage your most important asset — your employees.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) put together a list of cost-effective “quick wins” that their managers can use to help them improve employee satisfaction and commitment. DOT developed the list after studying what leaders were doing at their component agencies that had maintained high Best Places to Work scores or that showed year-to-year improvement.
To help boost the morale and job satisfaction of your employees, here‘s some tips from the DOT playbook:
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1 comment:

  1. It’s so strange that so many organizations have ignored the fact that employee engagement creates business value and thus leads to more profit for such a long time. What I think is the most important thing to keep your employees constantly engaged is to show them that their work is meaningful and that it has some tangible results. There's nothing that puts people off more than a dull and steady job. You would be surprised but unhappiness in the workplace where progress means nothing is often connected to health problems. According to various surveys, people with low-paying jobs and with few possibilities to make progress have a higher risk of heart disease than those who feel satisfied in their careers. I just recently read that only a small number of employees are happy with their working environment which results in increasing importance being placed on different wellness programs and even a workplace exercise regimen to increase productivity and develop a more positive attitude.