How to Get Your Employees to Overperform
Your employees need goals, rewards and deadlines to do their jobs well. If you want to see your employees’ performance soar and exceed your highest expectations, you have to provide them with real-time visual updates and the ability to track their progress. What kind of information do you need to share with them? You can use internal screens to broadcast employee performance plans, small and large successes, and real-time updates of your company’s achievements.
Create a Performance Plan
Most companies are good about setting goals for their employees. They come up with measurable objectives that have a deadline and then distribute the appropriate rewards afterwards. What these companies are often missing, though, is a performance plan that ties directly to their overarching business goals.
Obviously, employee goals should never contradict important company objectives, but it can be more difficult than you might think to align individual and company goals. In part, it’s because business goals can’t always be directly linked to the action of your employees. That’s where the performance plan comes in handy. Ideally, you’ll discuss specific employee goals with each department and brainstorm how they might affect the company overall.
Once the performance plan is finished, share the new plans and goals set forth on the TV across your office. By creating a performance plan and publicly displaying your goals, your team will understand clearly what steps need to be taken and stay on track.
As a company, you should acknowledge small and large successes at every opportunity. Of course, you don’t have to give a raise to your employees every time they reach a goal. There are other ways to acknowledge what they have accomplished, including sounding a gong for closing a deal or broadcasting a celebratory message. If you can do this publicly, that’s even better.
You should also make a big deal out of successes shared by your department or even the entire company. These big wins lift everyone up and pull your employees together as a team, especially when shared in real-time. Keeping everyone in the loop as events occur is a huge factor in employee engagement.
Engage Your Workforce
Keeping employees motivated is easiest when they’re new to the company, but if you want your business to succeed, you have to find a way to keep long-term employees engaged. If your employees are only doing the minimum to get by, your company is losing out, because the dip in performance for an employee who has lost their motivation can be drastic.
Fortunately, you don’t have to let your long-term employees go in order to reverse this trend. These strategies, in combination with visual, real-time broadcasts, can turn your entire company around. When employees feel they’re a part of the team and kept in-the-know, they’re more likely to be invested in the company as a whole and put in more effort.
Engaging your teams can be anything from using digital signage to broadcast uplifting quotes to ringing a sales gong for hitting their goals. In addition, sharing digital leaderboards with real-time updates can have a positive effect in motivating employees. Being able to see your performance, as well as your colleague’s, update and progress as it happens helps you realize everyone makes a difference toward your company goals.
Keep Your Employees Informed
When a business is winning, employees are often the last ones to know. This is a big mistake. Your company achievements can easily be broadcast to give employees an extra boost. If your company managed to top last year’s revenues, your employees surely had something to do with it! You can announce corporate, regional and departmental wins to motivate all of your employees across the board. At the very least, your employees will be happy to be working for a successful company. Ideally, your employees will pick up the pace to keep up with the rest of the organization.
Keeping employees engaged is all about communication. When you give your employees a clear performance plan, celebrate their successes and let them know what’s going on in the company, they will be happy to put forth their best efforts for you.
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