Smart managers know that an organization is not merely a group of employees but a collection of individuals bristling with various emotions. Likewise, successful organizations provide jobs not merely a source of livelihood, but as a means for the employee to reinforce his talents and skills.
To engage employees most effectively, managements should conduct an employee engagement survey and use ideas suggested by experts to improve employee involvement.
Survey Ideas for Engaging Employees Effectively
Periodically, every organization should frame a questionnaire that will help management take a peek into the minds of employees and find out the level of employee engagement in the organization. Below is a list of questions that can be used to find out the involvement level of employees:
- What can you do to help relate yourself to the company that you are working for?
- What is your understanding of the objectives and mission of your organization?
- Describe your job responsibilities.
- Does the nature of your work make you feel important in your company’s achievement of its mission?
- Have you been provided with the requisite equipment to deliver the work expected of you?
- Does your immediate superior encourage and support you?
- Have you faced discrimination in any form at work?
- When was the last time you were appreciated, encourage or rewarded at work?
- Have you offered any suggestions to improve the quality of work?
- Do you feel that your opinions will be taken into account by the company?
When these surveys are conducted effectively, organizations reinforce the values and ideas about their mission and objectives among employees.
Processes and decision making in the organization become transparent and based on merit by taking all the employees into confidence and elicit suggestions about a new management practice or strategic change that is being contemplated.
Listening to the feedback from the employees promote a sense of belonging. Without it he will feel lost, purposeless and soon start searching for a better alternative.
These are only a few examples and every organization can devise a similar questionnaire to gauge the extent of employees’ engagement.