Leadership and Marketing Update from H. LEINER & CO.
The best way is through TIP! When you hear employees make statements related to TIP, you can measure how engaged they are. Their degree of commitment to your organization becomes clear, and you can decide from that point on where engagement improvement needs to happen.
Team Orientation: If your employee has strong team commitment, they are likely to be engaged at work and in your organization. Statements they make would include examples like “I recognize the organizational mission and how my work directly impacts it,” or “I feel a part of this group and believe that we all have the same goal.” These statements can help you clearly gauge where your employees stand in their team oriented engagement.
Individual Expectations: If an employee knows what he or she must do to complete a job, then he or she is engaged as an individual in the work that they must produce. Statements like “I know what is expected of me,” or “I have the resources I need to succeed” can measure how engaged an employee is with his or her tasks. Knowing that leadership is there to help employees as individuals can also measure engagement, so statements like “I receive sufficient constructive feedback” and “My manager is invested in my career development” are important things to hear when approximating employee engagement on an individual level.
Professional Growth: Your employee must feel that he or she has developed and grown professionally while working for your organization. Statements similar to “I can delineate areas in which I’ve made progress,” or “Management checks in to discuss and spur my progress” are expressed by employees who are engaged because of their development at work.
If you want to measure the degree of employee engagement for individual employees as well as in your organization as a whole, keep an eye out for TIP! Employees who relate to or verbalize statements having to do with their commitment to the team, their individual expectations at work, and their career development are engaged and will invest their strengths towards optimal productivity for your organization.