Organizations with a highly-engaged workforce have managers who are highly invested in understanding and supporting their employees' individual drives and needs. With good management comes an electric company culture devoid of misunderstanding and misalignment.
The better employees are managed, the better they feel. Clear and consistent communication is critical to employee engagement, but interactions should go beyond hard-skills into their softer areas. Good managers take the time to get to know their employees on a personal level and foster an environment where it is safe to communicate, share ideas, and challenge one another. The best managers identify and focus on their employees' superpowers to help them grow stronger.
Highly engaged employees feel a sense of ownership and purpose in their job. They want to be trusted and respected in their role and they need to feel supported every step of the way.
Every employee has different drives and needs. It's up to managers to realize that different communication, motivation, and management techniques should be tailored to the needs of each employee.
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The Predictive Index is a simple methodology that allows you to understand the drives, needs, and behaviors of your employees. Gaining insight into their native personality traits allows you to understand how to communicate with them better, play into their strengths, keep them engaged, and ultimately reduce turnover.
Look inward. The path to employee engagement and lower turnover all starts with self-awareness.