Employee engagement is an ongoing challenge for most companies.
Do you need some ideas to help increase employee engagement?
Do your colleagues or employees exhibit the following behavior during your meetings?
- Roll their eyes?
- Look at their watches every few moments?
- Yawn a lot?
If so, you are not alone! Many of my clients experience the same reactions at their meetings. There is hope once you experiment with the strategies on this blog.
Employee Engagement Strategy: Create Synergy by Involving Everyone at the Meeting
Ask each participant to either share the questions below with a partner or go around the table. There must be a level of trust felt by the team or this could backfire. Hopefully, you have a level of understanding who is on your team and how you can move forward to improve employee engagement.
- What is something about our company that you’re feeling good about?
- What are some questions that you’d like to ask others in this room?
- What is something most people don’t know about you?
- What were your favorite toys, games, and candy when you were a child?
I realize that you have time restraints and important information to cover in your meetings. I also know that my clients see great results after they engage others. Participants relax after they discuss the questions. People not in the meeting hear laughter oozing from the walls and ask me what I did to create such energy. 🙂
Employee Engagement Strategy: Listen and be Open to Complaints
You may hear complaints from your colleagues that these questions are a waste of time. I suggest that you listen to their feedback. I also suggest that you make your case on how you want to improve the quality of your meetings and continually improve employee engagement. You may still hear some whining BUT if you facilitate the meeting by asking these questions, you will see the majority of your colleagues see how these ideas encourage laughter and barriers begin falling down. Teams will be more involved and engaged.
Employee Engagement Strategy: Thoughts from Joyce
I use these techniques during serious conflict resolution sessions because laughter and employee engagement
are both time savers. Look for more information on the importance of laughter in future blogs. It helps when people feel listened to and are taken seriously. The result is that the answers to the above questions show how the team is more alike than they thought they were before the meeting.
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This is Joyce Weiss
Corporate Communication Strategist and Career Coach
Until next time, Remember…”You Get What You Tolerate!”
PS Do you want more questions to ask to improve employee engagement?
Read How to Help Your Team Find Opportunities HERE