Employee Engagement

Engage employees with missions about important topics to maximise innovation success!

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  • Engage people with important topics (mindset)

  • Collaborate on ideas (likes, comments, tags, media)

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Your employees’ degree of engagement is crucial in determining your company’s success.

When staff members are fully engaged, they exhibit the highest satisfaction and loyalty levels. And for this reason, most business leaders are now adapting innovative recruitment processes to

As it is, engaged employees perform their duties proficiently and professionally and inspire their colleagues to do the same. They bring new ideas to the table for tackling issues and achieving strategic objectives.

Such commitment results in improved performance, increased enthusiasm, and the introduction of new and innovative ideas, which ultimately attract customers and pique their interest.

How does employee engagement become a problem?

It is common knowledge that many individuals aren’t happy with how things happen at work. People who aren’t satisfied with their jobs are more common than you think. According to a survey from Gallup, only 33% of workers are genuinely invested in their careers.

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As such, this issue brings a lot of problems for several reasons:

  • Low productivity. Disengaged employees don’t feel very productive and motivated to do their job. They may lack the drive to go above and beyond their duties and may not be as invested in the company’s goals.
  • High turnover rate. These people are also more likely to leave the company, leading to a high turnover rate and increased recruitment and training costs.
  • Poor customer service. Employees may not be as invested in providing good customer service when disengaged, which can negatively impact the company’s reputation and bottom line.
  • Decreased innovation. Minimal employee engagement in innovation means people are unlikely to develop new and innovative ideas. They are not keen on showing innovative workplace behavior or improving processes, which can limit the company’s growth and innovation.
  • Decreased employee morale. A less engaged and innovative workforce can hurt not only employee performance. But also the company’s overall morale, resulting in a toxic work environment.
  • High absenteeism. Disengaged employees are more likely to take more sick days or call out of work, leading to a loss of productivity and increased costs for the company.

Workplace innovation and productivity often happen in workplaces where employees are highly engaged. To create this positive and virtuous cycle, business leaders should focus on the following:

Establishing and fostering innovation culture

To make a more innovative workforce, the firm and its employees should work together to foster an innovation culture. The organization should make it innate for both parties to unite in turning innovative ideas into workable processes and improvements. You can do this by:

  • Encouraging participation. Allowing employees to participate in innovation can make them feel more invested in the company and its goals. This can lead to increased engagement and motivation.

  • Fostering creativity. Innovation requires creativity, and a culture that encourages new ideas and experimentation can help to promote this. When employees feel that their views and opinions are valued, they are more likely to feel engaged and motivated.

  • Recognizing and rewarding. Commending and acknowledging your team for their contributions to the innovation process can help to increase engagement.  This can be as simple as acknowledging their ideas or allowing them to lead a project.

  • Providing autonomy. Giving employees freedom over their work can help to increase engagement. You can provide them with autonomy by allowing them to work on initiatives that interest them or giving them the flexibility to make decisions. Don’t forget to provide them with all the resources they need to execute their tasks successfully.

  • Empowering employees. You can increase employee engagement by encouraging your employees to claim ownership or assume responsibility for their job as well as the company’s goals. This can include providing them with the information and resources required to make sound decisions. It also encourages them to take the initiative in the things they can do.

  • Providing growth opportunities. Employees with opportunities for professional and personal growth can help increase engagement. This can include providing training and development programs, mentoring, and opportunities for advancement.

When you positively reinforce innovation culture, you can help increase employee engagement by creating a more dynamic, exciting, and stimulating work environment.

This workplace encourages employees to think creatively, take the initiative, and actively contribute to the company’s success.

Running innovation campaigns

Running innovation campaigns via innovation tools can increase employee engagement by allowing employees to easily share their knowledge on situations and collaborate on any innovative idea.

This creates deep and positive links between employees and the company’s goals and objectives.

Innovation tools such as idea management software and online collaboration platforms can facilitate capturing, evaluating, and implementing employee ideas, thereby increasing employee participation and engagement.

Furthermore, these tools often give employees real-time feedback and recognition for their contributions, which can foster a sense of ownership and investment in their work.

This encourages experimentation and creativity in the workplace, increasing employee job satisfaction and motivation.

Innovation training

Subjecting employees to innovation training can teach them the tools and skills necessary for on-the-job innovation. As a business owner, you should be quantifying employee engagement by measuring the following:

  • The quality and quantity of ideas generated

  • The type of innovations implemented, and

  • The impact these innovations have on the business

Furthermore, innovation training also increases their innovative capacity to think creatively. This helps them identify new opportunities for innovation.

Adjusting work processes 

The design and implementation of new work processes help employees finish their tasks more efficiently. As you adjust the work processes to their needs, you help them streamline and simplify what it takes to complete their assigned responsibilities.

New work processes can also incorporate the tools and technologies necessary to automate repetitive tasks, leading to faster and more accurate completion.

This improves the flow of information and communication, allowing employees to access the information they need more quickly and easily. Hence, increasing their productivity.

Giving out rewards

Giving rewards is a great way to motivate employees to identify and achieve goals aligned with the company’s objectives.

Plus, it gives employees a tangible incentive to work harder and be more productive. This pushes them to think creatively in coming up with new ideas and ways of doing things, turning innovative ideas into reality.

Establishing communication channels

Establishing communication channels engages employees in the communication process and provides them with a platform to share their ideas.

It also creates a culture of transparency, trust, and mutual understanding.

By providing regular and consistent feedback, employees can better understand their performance and contributions, increasing employee engagement.

When you implement the tips listed above, you will experience a transformative change in the company. These improvements may manifest via:

  • Engagement of employees with strategy. Highly engaged employees view themselves as a part of the company’s organizational innovation efforts. As a result, they align all their work with the company’s long-term goals and objectives.
  • A mindset of innovation. Engaging employees will cultivate a mindset of innovation in them. This will help them display innovative work behavior at all times, especially in resolving the challenges involved in the execution of innovative ideas.
  • Improved collaboration. An engaged workforce will work as one to achieve common goals. When improved collaboration is felt, all employees will perceive and receive the mutual reinforcement they need when issues arise.
  • Strong innovation culture. Employees who are encouraged to experiment, take risks, and learn from failures will see innovation positively. These and other positive factors will strongly foster employee engagement in every activity.
  • Better problem-solving capacities. With higher creativity and combined expertise, innovation teams can address problems faster and effectively create the solutions needed to solve them.
  • Efficient work and production. Tasks will now have a quicker and more efficient turn-around time.
  • Improved customer experience. Increased employee engagement makes people more motivated to provide excellent customer service.
  • Lower absenteeism. Employees are less likely to miss work due to illness or other causes.
  • Boosted morale. Every team member will exude a positive attitude towards work and the company.
  • Increased innovation performance. Employees are more innovative in generating more ideas and improvements within the company, its products, processes, and service.
  • Minimal employee turnover. Employees are less likely to leave the company.
  • Increased innovation success. With employee engagement, every company will achieve better innovation results, giving their organization a competitive edge by implementing the innovative ideas suggested by their employees.

Accept Mission, one of the most powerful innovation platforms to date, can help with employee engagement through its various features.

  • Innovation Missions. With Accept Mission, you can launch “innovation missions” with clear and specific goals and objectives for employees to work towards. You can guide them every step of the way by providing them with a clear sense of purpose and direction.

  • Gamification features. The platform’s gaming features add a fun and engaging element to the innovation process, encouraging employees to participate and help one another. Points rewarded at every accomplished level can motivate them with a sense of accomplishment and recognition.

  • Undercover mode.  Accept Mission’s undercover mode provides employees with a safe and secure environment to share their ideas without fear or rejection. This feature allows them to submit their ideas anonymously. As a result, employees don’t have to shy away from sharing their viewpoints.

  • Tag analysis. Accept Mission has a powerful tag management system that separates ideas into their main themes or topics. You won’t have to worry about sorting ideas into categories.

  • Score and select. This feature allows the company to evaluate and select the best employee ideas, which can increase employee engagement by providing employees with a sense of ownership and investment in their work.

  • Collaboration features. The platform allows employees to share and collaborate on ideas, increasing employee engagement by fostering a sense of teamwork and community.

  • Idea management. Accept Mission has an idea management feature that effectively captures, evaluates, and implements employee ideas with criteria defined by the system’s administrators.

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