Engagement Tip # 3 – Get Up Close And Personal
It’s human nature to want to connect with others on an emotional level. And contrary to old school management thinking, emotions do have a place in the workplace. If they didn’t there would be very little spirit in organizations. One simple way to build strong connections with your employees is to show interest in the whole person. Ask them how their families are doing and get to know what’s important to them in their personal lives while respecting the privacy of those who are less comfortable with sharing. Celebrate important milestones with them such as a birthday, the graduation of their children or the birth of a child. Employees who feel a deeper connection to their leaders and their organizations invest more and stay longer.