In a previous blog post, I began a discussion about how leaders can help their employees thrive in the workplace. In 2022, employees are much more aware of how they can be treated better at their jobs, and most if not all have higher job satisfaction expectations than they did twenty years ago. Much of this is due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the way it has shaken up the way many organizations do business. So without further ado, let’s dive back into it.
According to the World Health Organization, employee burnout is a real issue that’s acknowledged globally. Today’s employees need more support and encouragement to help them perform at their best. Unfortunately, many companies still don’t provide this type of support.
The rise of the talent wars has raised the value of employees, and the pandemic gave many people the final push to look for a new job. Today’s employees want more support and recognition for their efforts, and that doesn’t always mean higher compensation.
Remote working can be very disruptive to a company, especially for managers who find it harder to maintain a team and create a culture of trust. They also tend to get overwhelmed by the demands of the work.
To make sure that their employees are comfortable and engaged, managers should provide opportunities for them to connect with their co-workers. They should also promote a time to disconnect and a focus on wellness. Unfortunately, there are no perfect solutions to managing remote work.
Recognition Is Important
One of the most important factors that can help boost employee engagement is recognition. According to studies, people who feel valued are more likely to be motivated.
To make sure that employees are acknowledged for their achievements, formal recognition programs should be established in the workplace. These can help boost both the visibility and the effort of the employees.
Have your employees take the time to regularly submit their goals and interests to their managers. Before having meetings with them, be sure to refresh yourself on their specific goals so you can check in and see how they’re doing. This feedback mechanism can help boost the level of care that employees feel for their work. It can also help create a culture of well-being.