How to improve employee engagement?

Are you aware that employee disengagement represents a pervasive global issue, with staggering financial implications reaching an astounding $7.8 trillion according to Gallup?

This alarming figure underscores the profound impact of disengagement on organizations worldwide. Shockingly, a mere 23% of the global workforce is actively engaged in their work. Let's explore how to turn this around and improve employee engagement levels three times for your team.

The graph above indicates the true hidden potential of employee engagement as in best practice teams up to 73% of employees are engaged and thrive.

We see it is possible to intentionally avoid this pervasive lack of engagement that translates into financial losses and undermines productivity and stifles innovation.

Improving employee engagement levels demands urgent attention from employers, who now can easily invest in fostering interpersonal skills that empower focus, personal initiative and getting things done.

Improving intrapersonal skills improves mind health and in return allows expectations about improving employee engagement and productivity to become real. By harnessing the potential of employee mental wellness and mental sharpness, workplaces can unlock untapped opportunities and pave the way for a more prosperous future.

Learn intrapersonal skills or suffer

We can all perform well when we know what we do and there is no external pressure or demands.

The ability to effectively concentrate and thrive under pressure is a key determinant in tackling formidable challenges.

Most of us can indeed easily excel when our tasks are clear, and we face minimal external pressures or demands. However, the real test of our capabilities emerges when we navigate complex situations, remaining focused and resilient in the face of adversity.

Employees and business leaders who can maintain their composure and concentration under pressure are the ones best equipped to overcome difficult hurdles and find innovative solutions.

Developing applicable intrapersonal skills is essential for personal and professional growth, enabling us to thrive in the most challenging of circumstances.

Employee engagement will only happen when a team of fit and sharp minds makes a sustained effort.

Such effort is supported by an excellent work culture that again is based on acquiring good intrapersonal skills. Namely, intrapersonal skills are the very foundation of excellent intrapersonal skills. 

Taking systematic action is the key quality that will enable you to make any meaningful difference in your field. What keeps us back from taking systematic action are our worry, anxiousness and elevated stress levels.

When people experience worry, anxiousness, stress or experience burnout their engagement level and work quality drop.

Have you tried to focus on something when you are worried, anxious or stressed?

When your mind is fit solving any problem is possible, but when your mind is unwell and you feel mentally depleted any challenge becomes difficult to overcome.

So, you either have good intrapersonal skills and you notice what is going on in your inner domain or you fail to lead your inner processes and react. This constant inner reactivity is the leading cause of stress, burnout, depression and anxiety. Leading to a workforce that is in the office but unwell to work.




Remove mind wander and improve employee engagement

Individuals who have fit minds, proactively seize initiative and shoulder personal responsibility tend to excel in their roles.

Recent Gallup data underscores this point, revealing that employees engaged in exclusively remote or hybrid work environments exhibited a remarkable 37% engagement rate. This is better than in the offices! This example underscores the need for heightened self-reliance and indicates that there is still more hidden potential to improve focus (even when working in solitary conditions).

Work engagement isn't about being in the office, it is about sustained focus.

The journey towards employee engagement and sustained focus isn't a talent question; it's an intrapersonal skills based activity that can only be cultivated through training your mind.

While all learning requires time and effort, it pales in comparison to the challenges of daily work struggles or grappling with mental health issues. You can't stop your mind from wandering, but you can learn how to focus regardless of distractions and situations around you.

Only when you don't fear taking action and dare to fail and learn from it, can you overcome procrastination and start to be creative and daring to propose new ideas and test them in live situations. Intrapersonal skills are known to improve innovation and support productivity as those enable you to get things done efficiently even with scarce resources.

7 employee engagement benefits for the employer

Benefits from improved employee engagement to employers are:

  1. Improved productivity: Engaged staff members are more focused and committed to their work, resulting in increased productivity and efficiency;
  2. Higher retention rates: Engaged employees are less likely to leave the organization, reducing turnover and the associated costs of recruitment and training;
  3. Enhanced innovation: Engaged people are more likely to take personal responsibility and contribute creative and insightful solutions;
  4. Better interpersonal skills and customer service: Engaged personnel with good intrapersonal skills tend to care more about others and provide better customer service, leading to increased customer satisfaction and loyalty and better interpersonal skills within the workplace;
  5. Better work culture and employee morale: High levels of engagement combined with excellent intrapersonal skills lead to good self-leadership that in turn leads to a positive work culture, boosting overall employee morale and satisfaction;
  6. Reduced absenteeism and presenteeism: Mentally fit and engaged employees are more likely to show up for work consistently, reducing absenteeism and the disruptions it can cause; they not only show up but perform as they love what they do and see how their role is vital for the organizational success;
  7. Improved financial performance: Companies with highly engaged and mentally thriving employees often experience better financial results as mental wellness investments have up to tenfold ROI.

Embracing the path of self-leadership is an investment that pays off handsomely in terms of improved employee engagement levels and overall well-being.

Taking sustained systematic action becomes easy only when your mind is fit and you feel well

Training your mind should be as normal as training your physical body if you desire to see excellent engagement and productivity levels!

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