It’s not enough to shower employees with vague praise or rewards for discretionary rewards. People want to know exactly how their efforts are helping the company.
And some managers miss out on a great long-term opportunity by failing to help workers see their value to the company.
Here are two keys to help increase employees’ performance – by helping them understand exactly what part they play in the company’s success:
1. Employees’ value to others. Effective managers excel at showing employees the many ways in which their work benefits others – whether it’s vendors and customers, or their own co-workers.
2. Employees’ value to the company. Most employees want to know what part they play in the bigger picture. The more invested people feel in the overall success of a company, the more effort they’re likely to put into their work. Whenever possible, it’s a good idea to present employees with metrics and figures about how their work directly affects the company’s short-term and long-term goals.
Another option: Allow employees to sit in on important meetings with upper-management to see how all areas of the company are connected.
How does your company show employees their value? Share it with us in the Comments section.