Simple, no-cost managerial actions can do much to improve the engagement of the estimated 48 per cent of workers who today feel undervalued, says Harvard Business Review.
"As a manager, dealing with employees who lack enthusiasm for their jobs, or don't feel connected to the company, is a big hurdle.
Here are three things you can do daily to engage your people:
1. Facilitate progress. Employees feel engaged when they make headway toward objectives. Provide clear goals and resources to support their progress.
2. Make work meaningful. Your company doesn't need a lofty mission to make employees care. They simply need to see how their actions contribute to company value, such as a service or product.
3. Reward and recognize. Don't wait for milestones. Show appreciation every day for the work your employees do."