According to Gallup, a global analytics and advice firm, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia & Singapore have the highest percentage of disengaged employees in the world. In Malaysia, only 11% of employees are engaged at work.
So what do disengaged employees look like?
They become complacent at work
They start missing deadlines
Their work quality declines
They show a lack of interest or commitment
They regularly show up late or are absent from work
They criticise, attack, and oppose ideas
As employees are a company’s best assets, employee engagement is crucial to create a work environment where employees and teams can excel.
Employees can become disengaged from work due to a lack of purpose and opportunity to use their skills and talents. Poor leadership and communication skills can also result in disengaged employees. Gallup revealed that close work friendships can boost employee satisfaction by 50%, while Deloitte, a multinational professional services network, reported that happy employees are up to 20% more effective, productive, and loyal to the company.
Here are 6 strategies to help boost employee engagement.
1. Cultivate a Common Interest
What brings people together better than food? Get your employees bonding over a shared interest while developing friendships and fostering a sense of belonging. Food hunts are a great way to savour the best of Malaysian cuisine while cultivating camaraderie.
2. Get Out of the Office
Sometimes the best way to improve the work environment is to leave it, because all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy! When work becomes routine, it’s time to get your employees out of the office and inside the mall for a mall hunt. Embracing challenges outside the workplace creates new opportunities for teams to interact and renew their passion for work.
3. Engage in Fun Activities
Taking part in a team building activity provides employers and employees with equal opportunities to exchange ideas and come up with innovative solutions without worrying about hierarchy. An LRT hunt is a fun opportunity for teams to see KL like never before as they embark on the ride of a lifetime!
4. Value and Reward Your Employees
Appreciate your employees with an exciting Amazing Race event that combines the thrill of Amazing Race challenges with team building activities that are physically and mentally challenging. Teams get to show off their problem solving skills while receiving recognition from their bosses for a job well done!
5. Develop Leadership and Communication Skills
A walk hunt is the perfect way to engage with employees while encouraging a healthy lifestyle. Walk hunts can be customised to develop leadership and communication skills by including challenging tasks that rely on different team member strengths to complete.
6. Support a Good Cause
Having a shared purpose will motivate teams to work together to fulfill a common goal. Organise a motor hunt where the treasures are donated to charity to encourage your employees to perform a charitable deed while bonding.
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Talented Gene has more than 20 years of experience planning and executing team building events that are purposefully designed to improve the happiness of employees and raise their productivity.
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