Boosting Engagement: What You Need To Know

November 16, 2016 in
By FMP Staff

Engagement levels within your workforce can have a large and long-lasting impact on the success of your organization. With high engagement levels shown to increase productivity and lower turnover, engagement is not something to be ignored. You might be thinking what you can do to increase and maintain high levels of engagement? Check out FMP’s approach to help organizations measure and boost engagement across their workforce.

1. Understanding Engagement Drivers

No engagement effort can be successful without first understanding the unique drivers present within each organization. Measuring and tracking engagement, and its drivers, over time is a critical first step to boosting engagement. One way to do so is through organization-wide engagement surveys, such as the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) for Federal agencies. Results from these surveys, along with input from leaders, managers, and staff, can provide great insight into the things that are driving engagement within your organization. By tracking these results over time, your organization can see real progress and make adjustments as needed.

2. Narrowing Your Focus

It is likely your survey results will provide a wealth of information. In order to be successful, the focus must be narrowed to several critical points for action. This is where continued employee involvement can prove helpful. As results and possible focus areas are discussed with leaders, managers, and employees, it is vital to consider areas that will have the highest impact across your organization while also having the greatest potential for change. Valuable resources should not be spent focusing on areas of low importance or areas that have no possibility for change.

3. Developing and Communicating a Plan

Engagement levels are not likely to increase without first developing a plan of action. Engagement action plans should be realistic and outline concrete actions that will improve engagement and ensure achievement of focus area objectives. However, this should not be a one-time effort. It is vital that your organization communicate this plan and involve staff in its implementation year-round. This will reinforce your commitment to engagement and provide real-time progress.

FMP Consulting has vast experience supporting organizations to boost engagement. From analyzing engagement survey results to supporting communication and implementation efforts, FMP will partner with you at each step of the way. Contact us today to start developing a tailored approach to your employee engagement activities.