Motivating employees isn’t always easy, but one of the most important ways to gauge your team’s performance is often overlooked: employee engagement. New research by Gallup suggests that over 52% of employees in the U.S. are disengaged from their work. And that’s a serious problem: Disengagement not only reduces productivity but also reduces quality of work output, causing major consequences in the long run.
So what can you, as a manager, do? While you might think it’s time to hand out bonuses to get your employees ramped up again, sometimes a little appreciation and recognition can go a long way. Read the Slideshare below to the four steps to drastically improving employee engagement—and getting your team back on track this week.
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Before joining The Muse, Sarah worked in social business innovation for Virgin Unite in London, strategy and innovation at Market Gravity, sustainability research in the Dominican Republic, and business development for a NYC startup. Wrapping up her time at Columbia University, she’s headed to McKinsey & Company after graduation. Say hi on Twitter @sarahlichang.More from this Author