Employees lose sight of “the big picture” if all they’re focused on are the same tasks every day.
Even worse, they may become discouraged and unmotivated when they don’t appreciate the impact their job has
on the rest of the company.
Making them feel valued is a good way to increase their morale, performance and productivity.
When staffers understand how their job aligns with the company’s goals, work becomes more meaningful. And if they see the company from a broad perspective, they’ll know that a job well done makes a difference.
To help staffers see where they fit in, try these two steps:
1. Teach why
Businesses exist to make a profit – but they also exist to make a difference or provide a service that meets people’s needs.
Make sure staffers clearly understand the company’s goals, whether it’s making a mark in a certain field, or being the best provider of a service or product.
It’s as easy as having an informal conversation with them and reminding them of the end goal.
Integrating customer feedback is effective too. Let staffers know what positive things your external customers and/or occupants say.
2. Show how
It’s important that staffers understand exactly how the company’s goals and values are achieved in other departments.
Give new people a tour of other departments. Veteran staffers may benefit from hearing what other departments do too.
Introduce them to other team members and briefly explain what people do to achieve company goals. You show staffers how their job affects everyone else at the company, and how their jobs make an impact every day.
Some staffers will be surprised finding out about all of the different jobs needed to make your company