Employee disengagement is at the heart of the Tik Tok trend. This issue is familiar to the business world.
Gallup statistics show that half of all American workers are disengaged. This means they’re more likely to quit quietly. Before you blame the Covid era or remote work, consider that employee engagement is the lowest it has been in ten years.
It is a fact that managers’ top priority is to keep their employees engaged and satisfied in their work. If many employees quit quietly, you should ask yourself how to change the situation instead of blaming “lazy” workers for decreased productivity.
While your employees are accustomed to remote work, you continue relying on outdated leadership styles and practices. You may be one of 48% of leaders who think that remote workers are lazy or that you use computer monitoring to spy and invade your employees’ privacy.
Computer monitoring software is an excellent tool for managing remote teams. However, it must be used transparently and ethically to get the most out of this technology and maintain your employees’ confidence.
You’ll learn how to improve your management skills and avoid quitting. You can make small changes to your leadership style to help you better recognize your employees’ changing needs and motivate them to do more.
Perspectives on Productivity: A New Outlook
Your perception of productivity may drive your employees to work the minimum. Most productive employees work long hours and start early to complete their tasks.
Your employees will feel overwhelmed and frustrated by this unreal expectation, which blurs the line between work and personal life.
Try to evaluate employee productivity by evaluating the results and quality of their work within hours. You can see what they do at work by analyzing computer monitoring data. You can determine which tasks and projects the employee focuses on using different apps and sites. This can help paint a more accurate picture of productivity and identify employees who use their time effectively.
You may also find that employees are not lazy but struggling to complete specific tasks or projects. You can assist them by redistributing their work or offering extra support and training.
The new definition of productivity includes the following:
- Working smarter, not harder.
- Focusing on meaningful tasks.
- Limiting the time you spend on work gives your employees an illusion of productivity but doesn’t help them reach critical goals.
Establish clear, attainable goals and provide frequent feedback.
Employees need more motivation when faced with vague, complex tasks that lack clear expectations or guidance. These projects can confuse and overwhelm employees, who need help knowing where to begin. Poor project management can lead to poor performance or missed deadlines.
Instead of blaming employees for their inefficiency, set clear and attainable goals so every employee knows what they are expected to do.
It will allow your employees to plan more effectively and know the steps to achieve their goals.
If you want your employees to stay on track, you should always provide objective, detailed feedback. Millenials, who now make up most of the workplace worldwide, are especially interested in frequent feedback. They want constant gratification and to be able to celebrate their successes. They want to know more about themselves so they can improve.
You can boost employee motivation by combining frequent feedback with clear, attainable goals.