In today’s competitive business landscape, employee engagement is not just a buzzword—it’s a fundamental component of a company’s success. Engaged employees are more productive, more profitable, and less likely to be absent, but many companies struggle to realize this potential. Acumatica Cloud ERP is a tool that can support efforts to improve engagement. Below are eight strategies that can help engage your employees and, by extension, enhance your company’s bottom line:
1. Give Them the Support They Need
Revisiting the basics can help realign your workforce with your company’s mission. Strive to include remote workers in all meetings and other communications; foster a sense of community. Ensure your employees understand their purpose within the organization and feel supported by their managers. Open, ongoing communication and opportunities for professional development are key.
When an employee feels valued, they become more motivated and thus more productive – a natural boost for your bottom line. Acumatica supports these principles by offering a unified platform that ensures information is readily available and workflows are visible, enhancing the sense of purpose and support while preventing employees from feeling out of the loop.
2. Share the Engagement Efforts
Instead of leaving engagement solely in the hands of HR, spread the responsibility across the organization. Encourage managers to engage with their teams actively, and to take a personal interest in those that report to them. Provide collaboration tools that facilitate this. Also, individual workers should be made aware of their responsibility to contribute to the supportive atmosphere, openly communicating with their superiors and taking personal ownership of the work they are assigned.
Driving this kind of engagement across the team brings the company together, working as a cohesive whole, raising efficiency and increasing profits. With Acumatica, managers have real-time data to help them understand and quickly adapt to changing business conditions, empowering their teams effectively.
3. Communicate the Company’s Vision
A clearly defined mission and objectives are crucial for employee engagement. Workers who don’t come into the office must rely on videoconference meetings, which often lack the non-verbal communication that enhances understanding of the matters being discussed. Include all team members and listen to their input. Build on it to focus on the most impactful objectives. Use storytelling and consistent messaging to connect employees with the company’s goals.
Keeping everyone focused with singleness of vision helps your team reduce wasted time and effort, and increase overall revenue. Acumatica Cloud ERP can help distribute these messages effectively through integrated communication tools in a unified platform, ensuring that everyone is on the same page.
4. Embrace Workplace Flexibility
Flexibility is a top priority for the majority of today’s workforce. Therefore, it’s crucial to evaluate the needs of your employees and tailor flexible work options to meet those needs. You can further support employees by evaluating their remote working conditions and helping them create an environment that allows them to have maximum productivity – in the end, further assuring company success. Acumatica allows for such flexibility with a seamless experience across devices, enabling employees to work from anywhere – within the office or remotely – without losing productivity.
5. Encourage Collaboration and Teamwork
Teamwork is at the heart of engagement. Promote a collaborative environment by fostering open communication between workers and management. Listen to feedback. Provide technical solutions to common communication challenges. Recognize the strengths of each individual and allow them to be cultivated – both for the benefit of the person and the company. Acumatica’s centralized data repository and automation of manual processes free up time for strategic work, fostering a stronger team culture. Having a broad view of company operations and objectives with real-time data keeps everyone unified and working toward the common goal.
6. Set Clear Expectations
Without clear expectations, employees can become disengaged. Use technology to provide clarity on roles, responsibilities, and company goals while highlighting what the company expects of them. Acumatica’s role-based dashboards with custom KPIs tailored to the needs of the user, along with intelligent reporting. provide employees with up-to-date information. This helps each one align their efforts with the company’s objectives.
7. Prioritize Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Diverse companies are more likely to outperform their competitors. Additionally, a significant number of job-seekers place high priority on workplace diversity. Establishing DEI goals is a good first step, but carefully planned and executed strategies are necessary to effect change. It is important to have visibility into your workforce and to see how diverse your workforce is, department by department. Reaching such goals requires the use of technology solutions. Acumatica supports these initiatives by offering features like multilingual translations, localized business practices, and support for multi-currency and international accounting, making it easier to manage a diverse global team.
8. Leverage Modern Technology
Engagement is driven by providing employees with the right tools. However, when confronted with a menagerie of applications, finding the information they need to accomplish their assigned tasks becomes problematic and degrades productivity. Furthermore, when there is data overlap, manual re-entry and duplicate data can further impede efficiency, taking your precious profits down with it.
Acumatica’s intuitive ERP solution offers a single, user-friendly interface for all business operations and automated workflows. Personalized dashboards and mobile access enable employees to stay connected and contribute effectively, regardless of location.
Drive Employee Engagement with Acumatica
By integrating these strategies with the capabilities of Acumatica Cloud ERP, organizations can create an engaging work environment that not only satisfies employees but also contributes significantly to the company’s profitability. Helping you implement Acumatica to reach your goals of employee engagement, along with increases in efficiency, productivity, consistency, and accuracy, is what we do best. At Gale Force Consulting, our decades of experience are leveraged for your benefit, with a no-nonsense approach.
Want to learn more about Acumatica, and how it can help strengthen your company culture and drive better business outcomes? Contact us today, and start the conversation.