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5 Ways to Improve

Employee Engagement

in the Age of “Quiet Quitting”

There is no magic button you can push to achieve a high level of employee engagement. This blog provides five suggestions for improving employee engagement in your workplace.

In 2022, we heard a lot about “quiet quitting,” which refers to the trend of workers putting in only the bare minimum and no more time or effort than is absolutely necessary to meet job requirements. Essentially, these workers have become disengaged to the point that they are no longer really part of the organization.

While this scenario may seem extreme, studies show that only 21% of employees are engaged at work. This level of disengagement in the workplace is alarming and can seriously impact productivity and profitability, among other things. So, what is causing this trend, and how can managers and leaders keep it from happening in their companies?

The answer is simple; focus on improving employee engagement. Companies with higher employee engagement enjoy 17% higher productivity, 21% greater profitability, 10% higher customer ratings, 87% better retention rates, and lower staff absenteeism and turnover. Leaders should focus on these 5 ways to improve employee engagement so their employees can be present, focused, and energized at work.
inspace graphic showing that quiet quitting is all about burnout

1. Support Employee Wellbeing

While there are many ways to support employee wellness, an essential part is to give them autonomy and flexibility to decide how and when they work most effectively. While many companies have encouraged a return to the office this year, some people also appreciate having a hybrid or remote option. Giving employees freedom and control over their actions can lead to higher levels of engagement and productivity. Need more ways you can help support your staff’s wellbeing? Check out these 6 strategies from Calm.

2. Listen to Employees and Check in Often

Employees want to feel like their voice matters. Monthly or quarterly pulse surveys have become popular to help leaders pinpoint problems and address them quickly. Actively listening to what employees have to say, and acting swiftly in response, makes people feel heard and valued. In return, they will be more willing to put in more effort and give more of themselves to their jobs.

3. Supply the Right Tools

When people don’t have the right tools or resources to do their jobs well, they tend to become frustrated and lose interest in what they are doing. To prevent this, provide the tools they need to succeed to allow them to get things done efficiently. This may include anything from providing access to new software to continuous training. Employees will work harder to reach goals when they feel the company values them and believes in their potential.

4. Provide Opportunities to Connect

inspace infographic showing that 52% of employees feel rewards programs are not aligned to business goals
Establishing and maintaining connections across teams has become more complicated in recent years due to changes in how people work. Whether teams work remotely or in-office, relationships form an essential emotional connection that can significantly impact engagement. To foster healthy connections, provide plenty of opportunities to connect socially with fun team-building activities and professionally with mentoring and networking events. Even further, encourage in-person collaboration to build relationships and boost productivity.

5. Recognize Success

Employees who feel like their work is not recognized or appreciated may find it hard to stay focused and engaged. It’s important to acknowledge each employee individually and give them a clear picture of how they fit into the company and how their contribution matters. While rewards, gifts, and bonuses are nice, more than that, people want to feel genuinely appreciated and personally valued.

Improve your workplace experience

There is no magic button you can push to achieve a high level of employee engagement. Instead, you must provide the best workplace experience possible. You can do that through listening to employees, supporting them with the right tools to do their job and improve their well-being, providing opportunities to connect, and recognizing their success.

Looking for a tool to help bring your workplace to the next level? See how inspace can help you make your office easier to use while providing the tech you need to assess how well you’re doing and what might need to change.

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