As a leader, how do build staff engagement?
As a leader, dealing with staff members who lack enthusiasm for their jobs or don't feel connected to the school/organization is a big hurdle. Here are three things you can do daily to engage your people:
- Facilitate progress. Staff members feel engaged when they make headway toward objectives. Provide clear goals and resources to support their progress.
- Make work meaningful. Your school/organization doesn't need a lofty mission to make employees care. They simply need to see how their actions contribute to the value provided by the work of the school/organization.
- Reward and recognize. Don't wait for milestones. Show appreciation every day for the work your staff members do.
Adapted from "What Your Boss Needs to Know About Engagement" by Teresa Amabile and Steve Kramer.