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14 Ways to Engage Your Employees

14 Ways to Engage Your Employees | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, February 16, 6:14 PM


Business owners everywhere face multiple challenges, not the least of which is increasing the engagement levels of employees, in order to facilitate greater productivity and ultimately profitability.


One way in which business owners can increase the engagement of their employees, is to look closely at how successful franchise groups help their franchisees to remain engaged with the franchisor's offering, and ensure that their staff are also engaged with the relevant brand.


This excellent article written by the leader of a franchise group, stresses that in any change process it is important to remember and value your employees in all of the changes you make, and it outlines 14 ways his group is approaching the employee engagement challenge in the coming 12 months.

John Michel's curator insight, February 16, 7:36 PM

Just as leadership style can be redefined and perfected, so can -- and should -- a company's culture. As president of a franchisee system, I know it's important to constantly innovate and improve to keep all team members on board, and here are the tips I'm applying to make 2014 a banner year.

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Is Trust the Answer to Employee Motivation?

Is Trust the Answer to Employee Motivation? | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, November 28, 2013 9:57 PM

 

Most small businesses that employ staff, find that the level of motivation in individuals can vary remarkably, and even for individuals their motivation levels can rise or fall dramatically over time.

 

Sometimes it is hard for business owners to understand what motivates or demotivates their employees, and given the complex science behind motivational theory, it is not surprising that articles on the subject can be very weighty and at times incomprehensible.

 

This excellent article, suggests that trust is the key factor in determining staff motivation, and it provides a simple infographic that very neatly sums up the whole subject to allow a better understanding of the basics of employee motivation.

Sigrid de Kaste's curator insight, November 30, 2013 3:01 AM

Trust is certainly part of it...what else?

Drs. Ir. Henk Jan Jansen's curator insight, December 11, 2013 6:37 PM

Guess trust is more important than ever.

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Mind Reading 101: The 10 Questions You Need To Ask Your Team Every Week

Mind Reading 101: The 10 Questions You Need To Ask Your Team Every Week | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership | Scoop.it

I have found that regularly asking questions is an agile and lightweight way of keeping up with what’s really going on. Answers become conversations about what is most essential and meaningful for the team and the company, and those conversations transform into action.

 

The first place to start is by asking the right questions. Here are some of the best I’ve found:

 

1. What’s going well in your role? Any wins (big or small) this week?

 

This is a great place to start. Employees get to celebrate and even brag a little about all the positive stuff that happened that week by simply answering that question.

 


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, January 21, 5:38 PM

The quickest way to overcome challenges and get unstuck is to say, “I’m stuck!” When we can identify where we’re stuck and then bring someone else’s attention to the challenge at hand.

Brian Martin's curator insight, January 22, 8:47 AM

10 great questions for every leader's tool kit to help foster teamwork, engagement, and innovation.  Use the questions individually, or bring them into team meetings.