Strategy and Types of Effective Communication
Employee engagement strategy and employee incentive ideas to promote teamwork in the workplace.
You cannot engage your employees without effective communication, and one of the best ways to get that fluidity going is to challenge them. Their mission is to identify what needs to change in your company, and why. Most people won't have too much difficulty coming up with a list of things that they perceive as being in need of change, and that's okay. But what's even more important is their ability to identify why the changes are a good idea.
Take a look at your employees' answers to the "why" question. This is not one of those times when you assure people that there is no right or wrong answer. There most definitely IS a right answer: The reason for any change within a corporate structure is to better meet the needs of the clients.
So it doesn't matter that employees will identify a variety of needed changes. Some will suggest better marketing communications. Others will focus on improving efficiency of client intake. Yet others will come up with more customer service reps needed, or a change in the company logo and colors. What matters most is that when you ask each employee why his suggestion is important, his answer should relate to some aspect of client satisfaction. And then the employees who pass that test represent your greatest prospects to bring about real change in the company.
They are the ones you will choose from when you are forming your next change team. Ask someone who is enthusiastic and innovative to lead an employee committee involved with your company's next big goal. He will motivate others to keep their eyes on the prize, which is to satisfy the clients you have and then accumulate more of them.
The best way to engage your employees is to draw them into this flexibility of communication. Stay involved when you establish change teams or set up employee committees, because they look to you for leadership. Your attention will motivate them even more. Remind them that their development of ideas will result in positive changes in the way the company operates-changes that will benefit the clients and also, ultimately, the employees.
Below is an example of two employee engagement campaign ideas.
Employee engagement strategy campaign acknowledging and thanking staff for working over the Christmas holidays.
Thanks for being on call, we can count on you...
Message from senior manager, personally signed. Message will include the impact you can make - let us count the ways.
- Employee engagement strategy Activities
Survival Kit - sealed, with a tag
To be placed on desks
Pack of cool mint chewing gums
Bite size crunchie
Printed leaflets - in a tin with destress techniques and
exercises to do at their workstation
Leaflet with destress techniques and stretches to do at their workstation, wording will be personalized to company call center eg take a deep breath... breathing technique.
To be placed on the desk
Thank you box of chocolates for their families
wrapped with a silver wrappings to be placed on the desk
Fortune cookies with a printed voucher
and a competition ticket
Prize (Woolies voucher) to go with the secret code
on one of the hats
Photography - team pictures for the newsletter
To be taken with a digital camera and supply client with a pics on CD / disk
Screen saver - with a thank you message to be installed on each
machine. This will pop up onto screen at certain times
T-shirt with a slogan including branding
"When it comes to the crunch - You can count on me"
To be handed out on arrival
Food - Nandos
Table décor - red and black serviettes
Balloons - helium-inflated with a ribbon (black & red)
Spring day spring into action campaign employee engagement strategy
A basket of goodies - for the load you carry every day - to show we appreciate you in every way! Employee engagement strategy idea.