Perhaps the most common symptom among disengaged employees is their sense of being ‘cogs in the machine’, simply performing perfunctory tasks and unable to take real ownership of their work. As such, companies that want to improve employee engagement may need to rethink their techniques from the bottom up, creating more empowered employees who take an active role within the firm.
Take a hands-on approach
The productivity discourse changes from posthumously punishing failure through remuneration to encouraging success and employee growth in advance as employees respond to formal and informal evaluation. Employee empowerment enables workers to perform better in the present while developing into even more effective members of the team.
Organizations are beginning to understand how important it is to give employees the freedom to decide for themselves and take action. They are coming to understand that empowering employees creates a learning culture with a high impact and that organizations with strong learning cultures are 92 percent more likely to create unique goods and processes. In comparison to their peers, these organizations are 52% more productive, 56% more likely to launch their goods and services first, and 17% more lucrative. Additionally, their rates of engagement and retention are 30 to 50 percent greater.