We all know how hard it is to get employees to engage. So when you have an employee who does actually take the time to engage with customers, you want to make sure you recognize that person for their efforts. In this article, we are going to look at some simple ways Facility Managers can do just that.
A better workplace
Facilities Managers have the ability to design a workplace that is on par with a 5-star hotel. This immense authority entails a great deal of responsibility. Employees of today demand a flexible work environment that can accommodate their individual work habits. Employee engagement is higher when they are very satisfied with their workplace.
The size, furniture, lighting, ambient noise level, and temperature of each individual workspace are all factors that highly engaged workers are likewise more tremendously delighted with. This shows that a work environment is a crucial element that organizations may use to increase engagement.
If you’re like most Facility Managers, you’ve probably been conditioned to be a micromanager. It’s understandable: if something goes wrong on your watch, people will blame you. But in the long run, this habit can cost you more than just your pride — it can impact your employees’ morale and productivity as well.
When it comes to delegation skills, it’s important not only to trust your employees but also to acknowledge their strengths and weaknesses. You may not be able to do everything yourself (and no one expects you to), so stop focusing on being effective at all costs — instead, focus on being efficient in addition to effective so that everyone stays happy and healthy!
Surprise “thank you” emails
On the email itself, focus on thanking them for something specific (like their hard work), rather than saying “thank you for being here.” It’s also important not only to thank them but also to explain how their efforts make things easier for others in the office or help grow the business overall (if possible).
Finally, try not to overdo it by adding too many details that could come across as insincere or forced; instead, keep things short and sweet so they know exactly what they’ve done right while still feeling appreciated.
Try some “gamification”
Gamification is a concept that has been around for years and can be used to engage employees. It has been used in business in the form of contests, rewards and recognition programs, but also outside of work. People can use gamification to encourage physical fitness, improve their mental health or learn new skills.
Gamification uses elements of games in the workplace to create a motivating environment where employees are engaged and want to do their best work. The goal is to make work more fun by offering rewards and recognition. The results can be improved performance and productivity, as well as employee retention. Employees can, for example, use a GIF compressor to create fun GIFs about their daily job.
Be active on your company’s social media
A birthday is a good time to thank your employees for their hard work and dedication. You can also use this opportunity to recognize milestones, such as five years at the company or 10 years in a particular position.
If an employee has been promoted, let them know on social media. This will not only make them feel special but will also allow them to share the news with others outside of the company who may not be aware of the promotion.
Whether you’re celebrating someone’s engagement or marriage, it’s a great idea to post something congratulatory on social media! Your employees will appreciate knowing that they have your support in this special time in their lives as well as any congratulations they receive from family and friends when they share your post.
The key to engaging employees is to get creative and thoughtful. It doesn’t take a lot of time or money, but it does require you to think outside the box. The best way to do this is by being mindful of how your employees feel and what they need from their job. By doing this, you can create a workplace that will keep them happy — and engaged!