Well-being in an enterprise is determined by its staff’s well-being. To achieve it, your staff must feel happy at their workplace. Dale Carnegie noted that “Companies with fully involved employees perform 202% better than those with less involved ones”. It seems therefore worthwhile to take a more in-depth look at this matter and to give it serious consideration. However, it takes more than buying a ping-pong table or put sodas in the fridge to change your staff’s feeling at work. It requires radically changing your employee’s life experience at work.
Deloitte has found that Enterprise Social Networks generate more than mere chats. They state that “organizations that have deployed social media collaborative tools have noted a 200% increase in employees’ satisfaction”
What is « employee’s experience » and why is it important ?
“Employee experience” is the way employees’ feel about their life at work. Well-being, health and cooperation within the team are part of employees’ experience. When your staff gets involved with their enterprise, put their heart into their work in completing their daily tasks, then we could say that they positively live their relationship to work. This constitutes a very definite advantage to build top performing enterprises.
Collaborative tools make it simple and accessible to improve people’s well-being feeling at work by acting on the following domains:
Managers have become aware that being able to access all their working tools from anywhere has become a strong employees’ expectation. Being able to work at a client’s, during a work meeting, from an airport or even from his home means that everyone can work whenever he needs it or whenever an idea pops-up to his mind. Mobility becomes an ever more sought-after criteria by employees in their professional life. A Boston College study shows that “64% of employees would choose a less well-paid job if they could work remotely once a week”.
A Positive Enterprise Culture
Deloitte has found that Enterprise Social Networks generate more than mere chats. They state that “organizations that have deployed social media collaborative tools have noted a 200% increase in employees’ satisfaction”. “Enterprise Social Networks foster dialog among team members and this results in more open communication and therefore happier work teams. Collaborative platforms promote those social links and, so to say, establish meaningful relationships and a positive team culture.
Any employee agrees that paperwork is obsolete and quite dull. Nowadays, employees want to be able to perform all their administrative tasks via a central digital tool. This saves files, folders, documents search and allows to devote more time to achieving their missions. Nothing but happiness for HR! In addition, paper, printing and time savings will make management happy.
Employees often consider they could make a real and tangible difference in their Company but they lack the tools to make their voice heard. An intranet is a space to which personnel of any level can bring their ideas and visions. Your staff will trustfully progress when they realize that their contributions are valued. They might even be the source of your next great idea.
Personnel needs to know that their efforts are appreciated. Collaborative tools help your team members to feel essential to the enterprise by reinforcing their sense of belonging. An intranet allows to implement an employee recognition and reward process to reward and encourage as soon as an objective is met or an important task is achieved. This has two advantages: comfort those who work in the right direction and give others an accurate idea of what is expected.
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