Can Respect Solve Employee Engagement Issues?
Victor Lipman, head of Howling Wolf Management Training, describes respect as a lubricant that keeps organizations running smoothly. In the Forbes article “Why Respect Is Key To Employee Engagement,” he explains how respect and employee engagement go hand in hand.
Respect makes people feel included. If you respect your employees and let them know that their skills and efforts are appreciated, they’ll feel like a part of the team and are more likely to feel motivated at work.
Employees will want to work hard for people that respect them. If workers feel valued and respected, they’ll view management in a more positive light and be more willing to put in extra effort and go above and beyond.
Morale plunges without respect. When employees feel disrespected and disconnected from management or the organization, their attitude towards work can change quickly. It only takes one soured leader-employee relationship for employees to lose morale.
Lipman reports that 70% of the workforce is disengaged in various ways. If your organization is experiencing problems with employee engagement, try respect. You may rid yourself of disengagement while simultaneously creating a more positive company culture.