Building Commitment in Your Organisation
Commitment, like motivation, is not something that we can observe directly. We infer commitment exists because of what people say and do. There are at least two kinds of behaviour that signal employee commitment:
• Committed employees appear to be very focused in doing their work.
• They are willing to make personal sacrifices to reach team or organizational goals.
If one of your primary tasks is to create commitment and focus in employees, then you must have a clear idea of just what commitment is and what contributes to it.
There is known to be four pillars to building commitment in your organisation:-
How to Build Clarity?
Clearly define the role and responsibilities of your staff and how they fit into achieving the overall company goals.
TASK: Develop job descriptions in your organisation.
How to build competence?
Ensure that your employees have the knowledge, skills, and experience to perform their tasks and more importantly have the confidence to perform.
TASK: Conduct a Training Needs Analysis on your Staff to ensure competencies are there to meet required job descriptions.
How to generate influence?
Give employees the ability to have input into their job and the organisation’s way of doing business. When an employee feels he or she has some influence on how things are done, they will feel more committed.
TASK: Meet with your staff and ask for input and ideas and look to implement them in conjunction with the employee.
How to show appreciation?
People who feel you care and appreciate their efforts are more likely to be committed to the organisation VS a totalitarian thankless environment. Do not forget no matter what happens or the pressures on you as a leader do not fall into a trap of not appreciating the efforts of those around you.
TASK: Find a way to show your staff you appreciate them.
Meet these 4 criterias and you will have a committed happy workforce helping you achieve your organisational goals.