How to increase Employee Engagement by focusing on Ease and Usefulness

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    Hello there, department managers of manufacturing organizations! Are you ready to enhance your frontline employee engagement and turn your workplace into a Culture of Excellence? Of course, you are! Let me tell you about a concept that can help you get there: increasing the ease and usefulness of cultural participation.

    Now, before you roll your eyes and think "Oh great, another buzzword," hear me out. Studies have shown that participation in continuous improvement programs is heavily influenced by the intention of employees to participate. In other words, if your employees don't care about your program, it's going to fall flat on its face. So, how can you increase the intention of your employees to participate? By making it easy and useful for them, of course!

    1) Ease of Participation

    Let's start with ease. You want your employees to be able to participate in your program with minimal effort. So, make it accessible! Mobile apps and digital tools can make a world of difference for your employees. Consider providing tablets or other devices to your frontline staff so they can easily access the necessary forms and resources. Additionally, providing on-demand instructions and tutorials can make participation barrier-free, removing the roadblocks that prevent employees from engaging.

    Schedules can also make a big difference. By assigning tasks and reminders digitally, your employees can stay on track and participate in your program without getting pulled in different directions during their shifts. And don't forget about investing in your employees' skills development! Offering microlearning sessions, toolbox talks, and one-point lessons can help your employees grow and develop over time.

    2) Usefulness of Participating

    Now, let's talk about usefulness. You want your employees to feel like their participation in your program is beneficial to them. So, ask yourself: What's in it for them? How will their participation impact their lives? Broadcasting results can be an effective way to show your employees that their work is making a difference. Consider using real-time dashboards to display relevant KPIs in breakrooms. This can help to motivate your employees and increase their sense of purpose.

    Finally, don't forget about rewards and recognition. External rewards can be a powerful motivator, and they can even lead to intrinsic motivation over time. Consider using a Rewards & Recognition Enhancement program to automatically reward form submissions with points that can be redeemed for prizes. This can help to incentivize your employees and increase their motivation to participate in your program.

    How Weever can help

    So, there you have it, department managers! By increasing the ease and usefulness of cultural participation, you can engage your frontline employees and turn your workplace into a Culture of Excellence.

    Weever provides digital tools that unlocks your team's experience and insights, simplifies decision-making, and removes barriers that are hindering them from achieving their full potential.

    Weever guides your team through digital workflows, and empowers them to easily capture their observations, insights, and improvement ideas.

    The incredibly valuable human dimension of data capture, fuelled by instinct, experience and intuition, is something that is otherwise difficult to harness and action (and impossible when using paper).

    Once captured, Weever transforms people-led data into actionable metrics and real-time insights that allow you to drive your organization forward.

    Your employees, in turn, can see and feel the tangible impact that they are making – unlocking the success that comes through an empowered team.

    Frontline Employee Engagement is a measure of how invested your frontline employees are in the growth and prosperity of your organization. If you change their investment level by enabling them, energizing them, and empowering them, you will reap the benefits of increased engagement.

    • Empower your staff with “bottom up” Operational Excellence tools. Allow staff to understand the value your organization is manufacturing and how it is delivered so that they can correct issues autonomously. Staff can submit suggestions, observations, and abnormality reports and watch the progress of them into site initiatives and improvement projects.
    • Energize your staff with personal goal tracking, gamification and automated reward points that they can redeem in your personalized rewards marketplace. Broadcast result KPIs and celebrate wins to keep staff engaged.
    • Enable your staff with instant access to modern software that is just as focused on Operational Excellence as it is on Employee Engagement. Weever makes it easy to collect data, track projects and view reports while staff can also review leaderboard, point totals and redeem rewards - all in one place.

    It all starts with a commitment from senior leadership and a willingness to make changes in how employees are engaged. Remember, it's not just about the words you say – it's about the actions you take!

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