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5 ways to create an engaging workplace

Considering, employees spend a large part of the day at work, employers have to break the mould and rethink strategies to create an engaging workplace. The key to engagement is about making a unique relationship with every employee.

 

 

 

1. Nurturing human relationships: Ideal workplaces are looking at human relationships- how to get the most out of people, encourage them and create interactions and ideas that might otherwise not happen. A good relationship with an employee not just adds to productivity but also boosts retention rate and knowledge preservation.

 

2. Creating high-quality workspace culture: The ability for people to collaborate is critical for any organisation and visual collaboration has now evolved from just being a cost-saving tool to a strategic business advantage. The trend is that companies are increasingly adopting more flexible ways of working.

 

3. Transforming workplace of the future: In today’s world, it’s not just about video conferences in office environments, it’s about delivering the ability to meet face-to-face in any environment. Workplace innovation will define the future of working. The future workplace will combine video, voice, and content collaboration technologies within the business workflow and support easy access to information via the digital platforms.

 

4. Defying distance: Video collaboration is increasingly changing workplaces, as progresses in technology and the benefits of real-time engagement with dispersed teams are reaping multiple benefits by taking collaboration beyond an office environment. Defying distance is driving innovators to create new ways to bring us closer and new technologies such as social business, mobility and cloud-delivered services are the driving forces behind a whole new paradigm for communication that is centered on the power of video collaboration.

 

5. Encourage productive conversations: The key factor is that across an organisation, people understand the value of face-to-face collaboration in real time from anywhere and using any device. Free flow of conversation enables a more productive and efficient employee base through the improvement of work-life balance.

(Neha Singh Verma, TimesJobs.com Bureau)

 

How to use Your Employees for work place success

(Yahoo.com) As an employer, how will you get the most out of your employees? Here are some tips:

1. Each Employee is Different

 

Paying attention and appreciating the uniqueness and individuality of candidates means transparent communication that helps you address their needs, expectations and requirements.  Remember to treat every employee equally, take care not to treat them partially.

 

2. Manage Expectations

 

Communicating your expectations at the very start of the project and regular communication will put things in the right perspective and drive the employees to do their best.

 

3. Provide Challenging Environment

 

A dynamic, peppy but professional work environment is a good bet to get  maximum output from your employees.

 

4. Provide Incentives

 

Incentives are a good morale booster – It could be money, perks, and encouraging words. It will help them work better and induce some healthy competition.

 

5. Foster Strength and Manage Weaknesses

 

Evaluating everyone’s strengths and weaknesses and aid them accordingly. Strengths have to be maximised and put to productive use and weakness have to be minimised to accelerate production.

 

6. Don’t be Afraid to Fire Employees

 

Don’t be afraid to let go of your unproductive staff to preserve the productive nature of your work environment.  You never know, they might be grateful to you, for ushering them into a better direction in their respective careers.