More human solutions and participation
Employers must work towards creating an employee oriented atmosphere which isn’t cold and impersonal, but engaging and participatory. The employees must be aided in every way to imbibe the feeling of being part of the company’s larger goal, of being part of the family that the company could be projected to be, instead of a mechanical machine without a human face. Employees will treat the employers in the same way the employers treat their employees. This reciprocatory relationship ultimately translates into the overall status of the company’s well-being.
One more thing that affects employee performance and influences their general conditioning as they show up for work everyday is the degree of anticipation they come with. Boredom is an extremely important factor. If the employee comes to work every day with a foreboding that they are going to find everything exactly as it was the previous day, they aren’t going to be very motivated. Furthermore, if they believe in the work and the goal that the company has set for them, they will show up with positive anticipation and motivation.
Some companies like Google or Tesla are able to do a good job with letting their people know the WHY of their business. And have you met the employees of these companies? They treat their employment like a prized possession and are willing to go to any lengths to help their company succeed.
Employers need to tell their story to their people. Just like a YouTube Ad that plays again and again to drive a point home, Employers need to find ways and means through which the story can be conveyed to the employees. They should bring employees up to speed through all possible avenues. We call these avenues Employee Touchpoints. What we have realised is that if these Employee Touchpoints are correctly identified and modified, it can leave a tremendous impact on existing as well as future employees.