Staff engagement is a workplace approach meaning that staff have an emotional commitment to their employer and share its goals and ethics. It also means ensuring that staff feel they are listened to and respected by the organisation they work for, and that they have a significant input into major decisions or developments.
Why Is Having ‘Engaged’ Staff Good for Your Business?
There are many benefits to having engaged staff. Staff who feel engaged with their role and/or company are less likely to be off sick. According to research carried out by performance-management consulting company Gallup, engaged employees in the UK take an average of 2.69 sick days per year, while the disengaged take 6.19. Research suggests that offices with ‘engaged’ staff were considerably (as much a 43%) more productive.
When staff feel engaged, they are far more likely to stay with the organisation for a longer amount of time. This saves on recruitment costs and helps keep those employees with the knowledge and experience. Engaged staff who feel they have a real part to play in the organisation often improve efficiency by creating new products, services and processes.
Examples of Team-Building Corporate Events
Engaging team-building activities can include paintballing, treasure hunts, sailing or whitewater rafting. These can be useful for building team spirit, resolving conflicts and learning what makes your colleagues tick whilst also creating a memorable shared experience. From London to Leicester team building corporate events can be great fun as well as making a hugely positive difference to your business.
If you are based in or around Leicester and would like to see what team-building events are available, then take a look at a company such as https://www.armourgeddon.co.uk/team-building-corporate-events.html today.
Holding a corporate event that can be attended by all employees is a great way to make staff feel that they are a valuable asset to your company. Many companies hold annual awards ceremonies where staff are recognised for a variety of achievements such as ‘innovator of the year’ or ‘motivator of the year’. Other examples of corporate team-building events include a company trip to the theatre or theme park or a meal at a top restaurant.
A workforce that knows that hard work will be recognised and rewarded is likely to be happier, perform better and work extra hard to meet targets.