Question: What's one great way I can boost employee engagement to ensure my team is happy at work?
Prioritize Transparency, Accountability and Fun Activities
"We hold regular team meetings and quarterly retreats where we discuss all of the big opportunities and challenges facing our business. We review our goals as a team and ask people to take full accountability in discussing why they didn't hit their goals. Finally, we make it fun with regular team happy hours, adventures and retreats in beautiful places like Napa."
Meet Your Team Halfway
"Once a week, skip the meetings, staff briefings or whatever it is you do and simply ask your team members how their weekend was, how their significant other is doing, or any "small talk." Be human and connect and engage with your staff on a personal level. They'll know you care about more than just their productivity, and as a matter of fact, their productivity might increase as a byproduct of engaging with them."
Get to Know Each Other Better
"Getting to know team members is the key to happy relationships. We have everyone fill out a Myers–Briggs Type Indicator, zodiac or astrology profile when coming aboard. We also have a monthly activity to celebrate something new, like the holidays, business growth, etc. So, whether it's a happy hour or a secret Santa, it's always fun and insightful."
Relax the Dress Code
"Today's employees are more empowered than they've ever been. Giving people more room for personal expression in the workplace not only helps them feel empowered and more comfortable but it also saves them money on clothes and dry cleaning. While I'd still advise requiring some form of professional attire, there is no need for suits and ties."
Share Your Profits
"I've recently been giving employees stock in my company as well as sharing my profits with them, which I calculate by revenue growth. This encourages employees to work for the good of the company rather than just for themselves. "