Educators know the importance of having highly engaged, productive students, whether they learn online or in person. It tells a teacher whether their classes can understand Key concepts or if additional time is needed to revisit the lesson.
But I recently thought about something that hit a cord, and I know it will resonate with you, especially since engagement and productivity can transfer to the corporate world on their bottom line.
Whether you are an educator or not, we can be engaged in our work, but does it mean we are productive?
Its authentic engagement gives us some sense of comfort knowing that people acknowledge us, but it’s the productivity we must focus on while building up our engagement.
Take a moment and think about the chart below.
Engagement starts the process of a student’s willingness to learn, but when the engagement turns productive, one realizes how much others know or don’t know.
Some wonder how this can be done, but it boils down to four essential components from my experiences. The best part is it costs nothing but a bit of time initially.
Having these components in place does more than reaffirming someone. It sets the precedence for everyone matters just as much as their academics.
But there’s more to it other than having highly engaged, productive students.
We must factor in how we can do the same for employees.
Several components can contribute to highly engaged and productive employees, but here are four key factors:
2. Supportive work environment: Employees need to feel supported in their work environment, both by their managers and by their colleagues. This can include providing resources and tools needed to do the job, offering regular feedback and recognition, and creating a culture of collaboration and teamwork.
3. Opportunities for growth and development: Employees want to feel that they are learning and growing in their roles and that there are opportunities for advancement within the organization. This can include offering training and development programs, providing coaching and mentoring, and creating a culture that values continuous learning and improvement.
4. Work-life balance: Employees need to feel that they have a reasonable balance between their work and personal life. This can include offering flexible work arrangements, providing adequate time off and vacation time, and promoting healthy work habits and stress-reduction techniques. A good work-life balance can help employees feel more engaged and motivated in their work, leading to greater productivity and job satisfaction.
Do you have any other suggestions for making a highly engaged and productive employee? I love to hear what you have to say, or contact us if you have a specific question.
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