Employee engagement suffers in the workplace. It stems from the inability of employees and leaders to work within their role. This creates a lack of communication and understanding between the role of the employee and the role of the leader in the workforce.
Role alignment creates a positive workplace, opportunities for development, and transparency to create an innovative workplace. It ultimately creates engagement between employee.
To solve these breakdowns in communication requires understanding each other’s role. It requires understanding how role alignment produces a positive workplace and creates employee development & transparency in the workplace. When employees understand their role and how it aligns with their team leaders, they create engagement and innovation in the workplace.
- Role alignment creates a positive workplace between leaders and employees.
Role alignment begins with communication and trust in the workplace. It’s when the goals of the business align with the goals of the employees. Both are engaged on working together to achieve the same goals.
Communication strategies must take place to create this positive culture, developing a HR strategy, an overall organizational culture. These strategies involve transparent communication between leaders and their employees, which gives more clarity to your role as a leader or employee.
When employees and leaders understand how their roles align in the workplace, it produces an innovative culture with employee-role alignment and employee-goal alignment. These two types of alignments in the workplace are only achieved through collaboration, performance measures, and measurable assessments. It’s key to the overall mission of the business. This alignment creates a positive and team aligned culture.
- Role alignment provides opportunities for development.
When employees and leaders understand their role in the workplace, there is more of an opportunity to development within that role, to develop an organizational culture. There is an opportunity to implement individual development plans, offer additional mentorships, and allow employees to learn from leadership and teamwork trainings.
Employees who trust their leaders will be more committed to their role in the business. This trust leads to more open communication between employees and leaders in developing an organizational culture. Employees who understand their role and operate more ethically can be more secure in their role. It allows for employees and leaders to be more productive and look for challenges and opportunities to develop, which motivates them to continue their work toward the same goal.
- Role alignment creates a workplace of transparency.
Open communication between employees and their leaders will create a transparent workplace. Everyone is working towards achieving the business goal and mission, to create an organizational culture.
Transparency between employees and their leaders also creates a healthy workplace of communication. Employees aren’t afraid to speak with their leaders on how to achieve the overall goal of the business. This role alignment produces a workplace of productivity and innovation because of this transparency.
It also empowers employees because they feel aligned with their leaders on working towards same goal. Employees and leaders are more engaged and play to their strengths with greater communication.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Magi Graziano, as seen on NBC, is the CEO of Conscious Hiring® and Development, a speaker, employee recruitment and engagement expert and author of The Wealth of Talent. Through her expansive knowledge and captivating presentations, Magi provides her customers with actionable, practical ideas to maximize their effectiveness and ability to create high-performing teams. With more than 20 years’ experience as a top producer in the Recruitment and Search industry, she empowers and enables leaders to bring transformational thinking to the day-to-day operation.