Engaging and investing in your employees is now more important than ever. Engaged employees often outperform their peers. Regardless of your company’s size or industry, honest employee engagement always leads to increased productivity. When connected, employees are more enthusiastic about their work and perform their job responsibilities better.
While genuine employee engagement can be hard to achieve, here are a few reasons why investing in engagement is always a good idea:
While monetary incentives can temporarily motivate employees, real productivity comes from an internal and emotional drive. Happiness naturally produces more productivity as employees become dedicated to their work and want to contribute to its success. Happiness at work can come from a variety of factors such as interest in the physical tasks, an adaptive or accommodating schedule, a healthy work-life balance, or a friendly and supportive team. At MangoApps, we regularly see engagement and productivity as our clients have the freedom to work successfully and collaborate with coworkers and peers across their organizations.
Companies with a more engaged workforce are on average 21% more profitable than similar organizations with lower levels of engagement. Engaged employees are more productive both in their work tasks and in their interactions with customers and clients. As productivity increases among employees, profitability naturally follows. Investing in engagement also increases profitability by reducing recruiting and hiring expenses. Helping employees feel understood and heard through regular and intuitive feedback allows you to identify the warning signs of decreasing employee engagement early on.
Lower Maintenance Costs
A large part of employee engagement is helping employees enjoy a better work-life balance. When employees can take care of their personal needs freely they don’t have distractions during the workday. This helps them stay productive, invested, and engaged. One way MangoApps helps companies improve this balance is by drastically increasing remote work possibilities. MangoApps removes the worry of communication, reporting, and commitment concerns through its collaboration and communication driven technology. Remote work is a great solution for employers too. A partially or entirely remote work environment can provide significant savings in maintenance costs. With remote work, employers don’t have to invest heavily in office spaces or office supplies. These expenses can be redistributed throughout other areas of the company.
Improved Product Quality
Engaged employees are invested in their company and committed to performing well. Not only do they work harder, but they often go above and beyond typical job duties. Better products and innovative ideas almost always originate from engaged employees. Organizations today have all kinds of teams dedicated to performing and perfecting different aspects and services of a company. Investing in engagement creates teams dedicated to helping each other to stay motivated, handle pressure and deliver quality output together.
Increased Customer Satisfaction
For any business to survive, customer satisfaction is essential. Employees are your first customer and engaging and satisfying them throughout their experience will create authentic brand ambassadors. Engaged employees are more resilient to dissatisfied customers and have a genuine interest in their happiness. They know the value of their company’s products and services and show honest commitment and dedication to customers. Empowering and engaging your employees is the key to successful customer-facing service decisions and to effectively understanding and utilizing customer feedback, suggestions, and opinions.
Investing In Engagement With MangoApps
Investing in engagement is a continual process and takes honest effort from managers and leaders within the industry. But when it is done right, employee engagement is one of the most powerful tools a company has for promoting future success. Engaged employees are dedicated, happier, more productive, and most importantly, promote a positive and enriching environment that will attract and retain other well-performing employees.
At MangoApps, we know that engagement starts with healthy communication and effective collaboration across teams, departments, branches, and organizations. Contact us today to learn more about MangoApps and how collaboration software leads to employee productivity.