Research shows that strong worker communities within organizations deliver stronger workplaces with less waste, higher quality and better safety
By Adam Chose
Employee engagement has undoubtedly been a hot topic in recent months. As we head into the new year, it will certainly remain a key focus as companies look to adopt new technologies and management strategies to drive not only a culture, but a community of high performance. In other words - a highly engaged workplace.
While companies may be investing heavily in worker engagement programs, according to Harvard Business Review those seeing real change are going beyond the typical employee engagement surveys and driving worker engagement at all levels through more consistent touch points. They are focused on long term worker-powered strategies and experiences designed to drive retention and increase satisfaction. Simply put, having an environment that truly invests in its workers so that they are motivated and engaged results in innumerable benefits not just for employees but for the employer as well.
What are organizations doing to build worker-powered communities? Most important is tapping into technology that allows companies to get connected and informed. Creating a robust worker engagement platform for real-time communication among workers enables opportunities for encouragement and provides incentives around reporting, data and of course, safer behavior.
Not only will the right worker engagement strategy create a safer, more productive workplace but will result in a more innovative environment, increase retention and more quickly grow your business.
Adam Chose is Director of Sales for Corvex. Connect with him on LinkedIn here.