Communication, Leadership and Teamwork.
Those are the 3 things that I consider to be the most important for the employees at a company.
Employees need to have clear information about: Mission, vision, objectives and company values.All companies have these things on paper, but actions can be more valuable than words.
The employees will feel engaged, if he feels part of the whole picture, if he understands clearly how his/her work impacts on the final result.
But most important of all, bosses need to communicate. They need to listen to their teams, they need to provide the right tools, insights and feedback so employees can grow and develop personal and professionally. Bosses need to be capable of communicating all the information that the person needs in order to execute his/her job in the most optimum way.
If you communicate:
You demonstrate that you care about others.
You can have different insights for your decision taking.
You become more empathic.
You create better things as a team.
We have the wrong understanding that leaders are those who are in the management, C level and CEO but I believe we are all leaders. Each employee has a large responsibility on the business. Each employee´s gives service to either an internal or external customer. Each employee is essential for the growth and development of the company.
There are a lot of seminars, workshops, courses about leaders, and leadership skills, but I strongly believe that it is not something you just learn, and practice as a 1, 2, 3 step. Books can tell us about circumstances where you can develop leadership skills or situations that are similar to ours and that we can implement.
My idea is that we can learn about leadership from all the employees. We have ALL developed leadership skills through our lives.
There is no person in the world that has not been a leader for once.
We´ve been leaders every time we have taken decisions: Who will organize an alumni meetup, who will be in charge of the project, who will be in charge of organizing an event, who will make the barbecue, who will invite the guests, who will drive, who will prepare the slides, who will take the kid to school…every time. Leaders.
A leader who will take full responsibility of the decision that has been taken.
A leader who will accept and act in the best way he/she considers the best.
A leader who will encourage others.
A leader who will listen.
A leader who know how to work in team.
Companies should change the way they develop leadership skills on their employees.
Companies should encourage people to bring out their leadership skills. ENCOURAGE ALL YOUR EMPLOYEES. WE ARE ALL LEADERS.
Employees need to collaborate with others.
We are individuals, but company must show to the employees what is fully collaborate. Company should put them activities, initiatives where they can develop teamwork skills.
Because studies and results have proven that working in team is more efficient and it brings better results.
Things that are done individually are not as powerful as things done by groups of people.
- The impact is larger because more people is involved in the process.
- Employees feel part of that whole picture.
Teamwork makes you a better person.
On my daily life, I practice as a recipe these things: Communication, Leadership and Teamwork, and I believe that if companies practice these 3 things among their employees, they can have employee engagement.