Employee engagement is falling: A recent report by Aon Hewitt’s studying more than five million employees at over 1,000 organizations around the world shows that employee engagement dropped from 65 percent in 2015 to 63 percent in 2016.
Gallup 's State of the American Workplace shows that the number of employees in the workforce that are "Not Engaged" or "Actively Disengaged" hasn't decreased at all in the last 16 years.
So how can we increase engagement?
First, start with happiness. Shawn Anchor gives a great and hilarious keynote at TedX on how happiness inspires productivity:
One of the great things about working with White Mountain Adventures is our wide variety of different team building programs; in addition to traditional team building games we offer experiential activities including guided hiking, biking, and snowshoeing programs.
The benefits of our guided activity programs include exercise creating endorphin's leading to happiness, teach mindfulness through interpretive guiding and observation of nature, and a decrease in stress and anxiety while increasing creativity and reducing fatigue.
1. Value Your Employees
Make sure you’re recognizing your employees for the work they do. At our office, we started a wall of fame where we post raving reviews from our clients. This helps to remind everyone of why we care about our work and motivates our team to take responsibility for guest satisfaction.
2. Offer Training
Limited opportunity to grow within the company is the number one reason employees leave. Talented employees want feedback and the opportunity to grow, so ensure you’re providing both. Government programs can help you pay for employee training, making it an easy decision.
3. Create Opportunities for Happiness and Learning
Trying new things makes us happy. Choosing a unique group activity slightly outside the box can encourage commandry between team members as they share experiences.
We can help create opportunities for happiness and learning with our selection of experiential activities or teambuilding games.