Managers hold the keys to high levels of engagement, retention and productivity – and research shows that better managed organisations grow faster and make more profit. However most line managers are either too busy with the day job, don’t have all the necessary skills, or simply don’t know where to start with managing their people. So our new employee engagement dashboard for managers is a vital tool to help understand why people underperform, go sick or even leave – and what managers and employers can do about it.
They say that people leave managers not companies. This is a real shame – but at WeThrive we are dedicated to doing something about it. In the SME world it is not usually practical, affordable or even that effective to send all your busy managers away on residential leadership courses. Even if you are lucky enough to have HR support in your business they’ll be busy, too – they can’t be in every team helping the managers. So what’s the answer?
A live online report of how each manager’s team really feels
Our new dashboard pulls everything a manager needs onto one screen – the first screen they see when they log into WeThrive. It shows them:
- How participation in the survey in their team compared with the rest of the organisation – this in itself is a measure of engagement.
- The engagement score for their area compared to everyone else – this helps them answer the “How am I doing?” question.
- How many actions they have created as a result of the survey results – because the number one goal of our platform is to get managers to do something useful post-survey
- The number of actions completed – a gentle reminder to roll up the shirt sleeves and get the actions done that they committed to.
And that’s just for starters….
A clear picture of the priorities to maximise engagement
Traditional employee surveys were, frankly, a bit of a blunt instrument. An average score for a division, or even a single team, may tell you something about the top-level priorities for that group, but it says almost nothing about how each individual employee feels.
However, WeThrive allows you to drill down to groups of four people, so you get much richer, more localised data on employee sentiment and so a much clearer view of the actions to take. What’s more, if you are lucky enough to be using the one-to-one version, it even shows you what each individual team member needs in order to perform at their best.
All of this comes from the personal perspective of the employee, so while others are worrying about the varying needs of Gen. Z versus Millennials in general, WeThrive users can see crystal-clear data on any grouping they think could be significant. Then they can create action plans to suit those employees’ particular needs in the actual context they are working in. But that’s just the start …
Clear, specific and easy to follow coaching recommendations
It’s said that knowledge is power – but in fact knowledge only becomes powerful when it is harnessed to produce action – and that is the next step in WeThrive.
Data by itself is just data. But data on what employees are finding unsatisfactory, frustrating or difficult about their work can be used directly to produce action plans that work directly to improve the difficulties that have been unearthed. So that’s what WeThrive’s employee engagement dashboard for managers does next – automatically producing an action plan per company, team or even per employee, so that the manager who would otherwise be too busy or lacks the necessary knowledge or skill can focus directly on the actions needed to bring about useful change. All without leaving the dashboard. But that’s not all …
And the learning resources they need to succeed
Now each manager has a clear action plan to address the needs of the team – what if s/he isn’t sure how to go about the suggested actions, or needs some extra learning resources to bring the plans to life?
At the same time as the actions are agreed and logged in WeThrive, relevant learning materials from our unique selection of relevant content can be attached to the action plan. Then, managers can share out links to useful articles, videos, workshop ideas etc, with their team – all curated to work with the multiple categories of action plans that WeThrive helps managers produce.
It’s all in the employee engagement dashboard for managers – with minimal hassle for your HR or people team
We’re in a new world now. Before the financial crisis many companies held lavish seasonal celebrations, but austerity and changing attitudes have largely banished that routine to history.
Instead, an increasing focus on health and wellbeing in the workplace has contributed to a new way of coming together over the last decade, and multiple studies have shown that the business performance improves, sometimes dramatically, when organisations get this right. Outperforming the competition – or in some cases even surviving as an organisation – absolutely depends now on listening to what a multigenerational workforce wants and needs.
Find out what kind of Christmas your employees want
We always knew that employee engagement was important in some way. But now it is clear exactly how and why it interconnects with every aspect of productivity, most businesses are now putting real thought and effort into their employee engagement strategy.
Why not find out what is important to your staff with an employee engagement survey by WeThrive?