What Drives Employees? A look at how Purpose, Autonomy and Mastery at work leads to increased motivation and employee engagement - Part 1 of 4
- Conduct an employee engagement survey so that you can accurately capture the level of employee engagement in your workforce.
- Identify the questions that focus on factors that influence employee engagement the most in your organization through some type of statistical analysis, such as the key driver analysis mentioned in the first article in this series.
- Have conversations with employees to uncover root causes behind the responses to survey questions identified in step two.
- Create a plan of action to address and improve scores on the targeted questions.
- Help employees identify the types of work that will bring them a sense of engagement and meaning.
- Identify the key strengths of each employee and help ensure that their job allows them to use their strengths. When employees feel they are doing what they are good at, they will be more likely to find meaning in their work.
- Encourage managers/supervisors to work with their employees to put them in the right situations for them to excel (even if this means that an employee will need to move to another unit ).
- As part of one-on-one meetings with employees, discuss whether they find meaningful purpose in their work. If not, discuss how to connect their work with important outcomes.