Creating a supportive, connected work environment is essential for any team to succeed. Engaged employees are happier, more productive, and have up to 65% lower turnover. To improve organizational connection and support, here are four strategies you can implement:
Regular check-ins allow your team to share their ideas and create a safe space to voice concerns. This creates makes employees comfortable connecting with each other outside of work too. Any conversation between employees helps them feel connected.
To foster connection at your organization it’s important to welcome diversity. This includes diversity in discussion, decision-making, values, and hiring. Accepting diversity of all forms allows employees to connect regardless of their differences. (Ex. age, gender, ethnicity, education, or seniority.) Employee experiences should encourage diversity to create a positive experience for everyone.
Encourage your team to take breaks, disconnect from work, and reduce stress. Mandatory off-hours, time off, and involvement in ERGs can help create this balance. Breaks provide a refresh that keeps employees engaged with their work and others.
Social events, and team-building activities, allow your team to build community. By implementing these strategies, you can create a mutually beneficial work environment. Employees should be encouraged to connect outside of work to create their own support systems. Fostering connections in your organization requires a lot of effort. Collecting feedback on team-building initiatives is key to improving them in the future.
Epoch is an employee engagement platform used by people teams at Reddit, Asana, and more. Epoch supports any internal event that needs email, Slack announcements and reminders, calendaring, and reporting. On top of impactful engagement and feedback analytics, Epoch provides a simple way to communicate and promote events to your workforce, helping events reach employees where they prefer to receive messages.
Teams using Epoch have seen positive impacts in event engagement while reducing time spent managing and promoting events by over 70%. Udemy used Epoch to scale its inclusive culture, driving 89% participation, and Modus Create successfully scaled a global events program across 15 timezones.
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