Understanding the difference between engaged employees and employees who just show up for work has long been the key to running a successful business. An engaged employee will be more committed to their work and the company whereas a disengaged employee will simply be working for a paycheck.
“Soft” management skills, also commonly called people management skills or interpersonal skills are crucial for management and business success. For years, the performance of employees and managers was judged on “hard” skills – your IQ, your expertise, your technical skills. For example, if you were a programmer, the standard was how well you could program. Nothing else. Soft skills didn’t receive much attention.
They are various reasons as to why a business may not be making any profits. It could be that the manager is not putting enough effort towards managing the business, or perhaps its marketing plans are no longer effective. But for the better part, the loss of profits can be linked to ineffective workforce scheduling.
Boosting employee engagement levels involves a well-orchestrated eco-system where employees feel as thought they are a part of a company or organization. When employees are engaged they are committed to not only their personal and professional goals, but also to the overarching pursuits of the larger group.
A cluttered workspace can create mental stress without you even realizing it, so finding ways to create an organized workspace for yourself will go a long way towards helping you work more efficiently and reduce unnecessary stress.