Before we can learn this secret, we have to understand what a fully Engaged Team actually is.
According to Wikipedia, an “engaged employee” is defined as one who is fully absorbed by and enthusiastic about their work and so takes positive action to further the organization’s reputation and interests.
So, that definition is pretty straightforward but we also need to appreciate why it is worthwhile to invest in creating engaged teams. In other words, do engaged teams really perform better?
Not only do engaged teams perform better than non-engaged teams, but they do so at a dizzying rate. Various estimates put performance levels compared to non-engaged teams at well over 100% – with some estimates over 200%.
So, what’s the secret?
How do I get my team engaged?
The secret to full engagement is simple – role ownership. Every member of your team should be trusted to own their own role.
Great leaders work to build a culture where team members have the freedom and the authority to accomplish their role.
If you are interested in ways to accomplish this, here is a brief overview of how ClearSteps supports role ownership.
ClearSteps helps with a feature called Work Stories. Within ClearSteps, team members are able to tell their work story much like how personal stories are told on social media. Through pictures, videos and text, work stories come to life.
Once work stories have been documented, team members have a platform to continually make their story better and better.
If you are a leader who aspires to greatness, we encourage you to learn more about how ClearSteps makes big things happen.
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