One of the major challenges faced by companies and individuals today is to produce more, with less resources. The experts suggest that engagement in organisations leads to increased productivity. Below are a few reasons why engagement can increase productivity.
Less Errors and Wastage Engaged team members tend to be more co-operative, focused and concentrate their efforts. When people are more focused, they tend to make less errors. Less error means a lower rate of rework, which helps to reduce wastage. With less wastage and rework, organisations have more resources to dedicate to growth.
Positive Culture A culture is built through the cumulative effect of many small transactions over time. Hence, each individual within a group can affect a culture for better or for worse. Engaged employees set a good example, which leads to people taking increased personal responsibility for themselves and others in their everyday lives. When people care about their work they act with urgency, resources are used more efficiently and they focus on getting a positive result.
Strive for Excellence When team members are engaged by their work they tend to strive for excellence. They want to go above and beyond because it means something to them personally. They are committed to excellent work, they care about and take pride in their products, ensuring they are safe and don't have any defects. Because engaged team members feel close to and motivated by their companies cause, they see a victory for them in the success of their company.
Company Branding Engaged workforces also effect the public's perception; as to whether they believe the company is a good place to seek work. Engaged employees help fight the war for talent and attract more qualified personnel to fill key positions. With better talent, better decisions can be made. Higher quality talent increases output, performance and strengthens the culture.
Less Down Time In one of their studies, the Gallup Organisation found that engagement levels can be predictors of sickness absenteeism, with more highly engaged employees taking an average of 2.7 days per year, compared with disengaged employees taking an average of 6.2 days per year. This is a clear indicator that engagement can impact productivity at a very basic level.
Engagement is infectious and can spread in an organisation (as can disengagement). A great culture ensures the long term sustainability of the company because they will be well positions to find and attract the right people to fill key positions, they are more innovative and actively engage customers. Follow @DTSINT