Employee drivers – managers
Employee engagement is driven by a range of controllable factors across the employee lifecycle. In fact, our research has shown 10 key drivers that you need to focus on to get both accurate and fair results when surveying your workforce.
Here, we are going to focus on one of these key drivers: managers.
As the primary point of contact for many of your employees and the organisation, line managers play a critical role in employee engagement. Managers who are supportive, communicative and who provide feedback help employees feel valued and connected to the organisation.
Managers are also responsible for setting goals, providing resources and removing barriers to success for their employees. When managers provide clear expectations and support their team members to achieve their goals, employees feel more engaged and motivated.
Managers also have a significant influence on the work environment and can create a positive or negative culture within their team. By fostering respect, trust and open communication, employees are more likely to enjoy coming to work.
Good people management skills are crucial for creating a healthy work environment, driving employee engagement and ensuring organisational success. Sometimes, however, people become managers as they’re great at their job or next in line for promotion – not because they’re natural people managers.
If they don’t have effective people management skills, this can lead to low engagement across the team, reduced productivity, high absence rates, increased staff turnover and a wider negative culture across the organisation.
Engagement surveys will help HR teams identify managers who need additional support and training with employee engagement and action planning.
Managers play such a big part in determining a positive culture and overall organisational success, so how your employees feel about their line managers should be high on your list of priorities.
To find out just how engaged your managers and their teams are, WorkBuzz offers simple, flexible, customisable surveys that allow your organisation to gain confidential insights from your employees.
We have a whole bank of questions tailored to managers, as well as many other key drivers of employee engagement.
If you’re looking to start implementing employee engagement surveys or are reviewing your existing survey solution, get in touch and see how the WorkBuzz platform can help. Book a demo today or drop us a message: firstname.lastname@example.org
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