To achieve the objectives of any organization, it is important for every employee to be fully engaged and useful. However, getting every employees engaged can be a challenge when there is no proper planning. Here are some strategies to get employees more engaged in your organization.
Division of labor
Whenever there is a task to be carried out in the organization, it is important for the task to be broken down and shared among each of the employees. Each of the employees should know exactly what is expected of them towards the successful completion of the task. This would aid the employees to know what they are expected to do and they will be able to contribute their quota.
A major reason why some people always contribute nothing to team work is due to the fact that they know they can hide behind the success of the team. Considering the fact that there is always a few team members that will give their best to ensure the task is completed. Where everybody gets exactly the same benefits, irrespective of who does the job, then some of the lazy team members will try to abscond from doing any part of the task. However, reviewing how much each individual contributed to the success of the group will encourage each member of the group to put in more effort.
Assign jobs based on strengths
People are passionate about different things and they will mostly fare better when they are allowed to do things they are passionate about. This is because they will be better in those things than other things as well as the fact they will be willing to put in more time, because they are enjoying it. Assigning jobs to employees based on their strengths will make them put in more efforts, thereby engaging them.
When you want people to work, it is very important that you give them what they will need to work. Providing the necessary equipment for every employee, will make it easier for them to do the work they were assigned. Where there is no adequate equipment, those who do not want to work will be able to get an excuse that they did not have anything to work with. Furthermore, it might even discourage some people who normally would have wanted to work, considering working without equipment will be more difficult than working with equipment.
Communication goes a long way to make sure that people are not only engaged but are properly engaged. When you assign tasks to employee, make sure you communicate to them as clearly as possible. You should also encourage all the employees to ask questions if they have not understood any instruction. Lack of proper communication and shutting up employees who want to ask questions could result in people not knowing what to do or doing the exact opposite of what they were expected to do. All of these could negatively affect their personal performance as well as the performance of the organization.