While the workplace is a productivity station of any company, often, employees invest their time in deferral activities, scaling down the overall productivity. The main reason behind this is the inability of management to engage their workforce and align the company vision with them.
Employees at times take showing up to a workplace as a never-ending burden they need to carry, in order to survive.
A survey covered by Forbes showed that over 66% of the working population is dissatisfied with their jobs, while statistics from Gallup claimed that about 85% of the workforce does not feel engaged with their company.
Significance of workforce efficiency
Every person who is a part of a business or an organisation, adding value to the firm's overall productivity and revenue, is collectively called a 'workforce.' With an efficient workforce, companies can achieve their goals faster, engage with the team members better and create an influential work culture.
Engaging the employees with constant activities and providing them with a favourable workplace environment can increase productivity and inclusivity. A study by View showed that about 33% of the workers said a hostile environment in the workplace affects their productivity and engagement levels.
An engaging workforce allows a company to focus its time and resources on relatively important tasks by creating a sense of awareness regarding their workload while prioritising their tasks.
Five ways to increase workforce engagement
Determining the most suitable job role for an employee requires the management to assess their strengths and weaknesses, such as attention span, productivity, adaptability, dedication and overlapping visions. Assessing non-technical attributes is a simple way for management to know more about their employees and determine the best way to engage them in the workflow and work culture.
2. Assigning proper workload
The workload can be significantly reduced by appointing the correct employee to every task. Bringing in the right person will save time and resources and clear the employee's conscience by eliminating unnecessary conflicts of irrelevancy.
Assigning workload adequately will allow employees to work with an approving conscience, while their self-awareness will increase engagement, decreasing absenteeism. This is a significant responsibility shared by employees in management positions. A balance of challenging and minimal tasks is recommended to maintain employee engagement, avoiding weariness at work due to undemanding workloads.
3. Optimizing communication
For any company, the employees and the management must be on the same page concerning workload. Communication affects the efficiency in any office, as task handovers, project updates, the team meetings, notices, and announcements play an essential role in maintaining the workflow, where delays can disrupt the smooth functioning.
Many corporations worldwide opt for communication tools such as Zoom, Slack, GoToMeeting, Tribe, and Flock to ensure effective communication among employees.
4.Using task management software
Task management is a skill which generally lacks in many individuals, with the core reason being no proper time management system. When task management is an essential factor affecting productivity of the workforce, improper or no task management systems can create a shabby working environment with no active employee participation. In such situations, task management software's come to the rescue. Tools like Trello, Wrike, Basecamp, Asana, and Smartsheet, backed by the cloud computing system, can extensively help project and task management.
Direct interaction with your teammate and employees will help you assess their skills better and know about other aspects of an employee other than skilled personnel. Activations may include periodic briefings, team building activities, festive celebrations, workshops, and external sessions on subjects like diversity & cultural awareness, work-life balance, managing difficult conversations, gender equality, etc.
Such activations will help you connect with your employees more effectively, enabling a better engagement for the workforce.
Workforce engagement directly relates to the productivity of a company and the well-being of its employees. With increasing demands in the market, the employees are accorded with hiked workload, and to manage the order, workflow efficiency is an essential requirement. Having a workforce engagement helps in optimising workflow, making the process easier and smoother for both, the employees and the management.
Aviskaran provides cloud-based tools and services to help you increase your employee engagement. With an effective workforce engagement, you can boost your business's productivity. Book a consultation now and upgrade your business.
Content Writer, Aviskaran Technologies