Intelligent CXO Issue 21 - Page 68

BUSINESS INSIGHTS
IF EMPLOYEES FEEL THEIR WORK IS NOT VALUED AND THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS GO UNNOTICED , THEY ARE LIKELY TO LACK MOTIVATION .
companies are making significant redundancies , resulting in employees having a bigger workload .
However , managers must monitor the workload of all employees and find ways to protect them from burnout and stress caused by unavoidable workloads . Without doing so , staff are more likely to search for another role that offers a better work-life balance . On the other hand , employees must have enough work and understand their contribution to the make-up of the organisation ’ s overall mission , vision and success .
This is another area where regular one to ones are particularly useful . You can use this time to ask questions to your employee about how they are finding the workload and alter it based on their answers . Additionally , a preventative employee wellbeing strategy is key to understand how employees are feeling . It ’ s crucial to offer early support to employees who are feeling stressed , burnt out or disengaged , which could be related to their workload .
Feeling undervalued and unappreciated
Free lunches and table football are great , but they barely scratch the surface when it comes to creating a culture where employees feel appreciated , cared for and understood . If employees feel their work is not valued and their contributions go unnoticed , they are likely to lack motivation and may consider leaving their current role for a job that is more rewarding and enjoyable .
Understanding an employee ' s concerns , values , needs and hopes for the future is crucial to retain your top talent . Efforts should be made to communicate and understand individuals ' needs and inspirations , so their hard work can be recognised in a way that has the maximum impact . x
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