Management Tip of the Day: Engage employees every day

Wed Feb 1, 2012 7:21pm EST
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BOSTON, Feb 1 Reuters) - Simple, no-cost managerial actions can do much to improve the engagement of the estimated 48 percent of workers who today feel undervaluedsays Harvard Business Review.

The Management Tip of the Day offers quick, practical management tips and ideas from Harvard Business Review and (http:\\ Any opinions expressed are not endorsed by Reuters.

"As a manager, dealing with employees who lack enthusiasm for their jobs or don't feel connected to the company is a big hurdle.

Here are three things you can do daily to engage your people:

1. Facilitate progress. Employees feel engaged when they make headway toward objectives. Provide clear goals and resources to support their progress.

2. Make work meaningful. Your company doesn't need a lofty mission to make employees care. They simply need to see how their actions contribute to company value, like a service or product.

3. Reward and recognize. Don't wait for milestones. Show appreciation every day for the work your employees do."

- Today's management tip was adapted from "What Your Boss Needs to Know About Engagement" by Teresa Amabile and Steve Kramer.

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