This question of how to improve employee engagement at work has been the top issue facing business leaders in the past few years because employee engagement is dropping rapidly. According to Gallup’s 2021 State of the Workplace report, only 15 percent of employees are actually engaged in their workplace. What does this mean? It means 85 percent of employees are at risk of increased absenteeism, higher stress, an overtaxed immune system (i.e., more absences), and low-quality work.
There are a lot of ways to improve motivation and engagement in the workplace. However, at the end of the day, the only effective way to support your employees is to give them the tools they need to thrive. Fabulous for Work is a great way to help your employees give their lives some much-needed structure. Through small, gradual changes that are backed by the latest in behavioral science, your employees can reduce their decision fatigue, improve their productivity, and just feel better.
Of course, we think all the habits available in Fabulous routines are great. But we’re highlighting the five habits below because we think they’ll be especially helpful for employees’ engagement at work, as well as their overall wellness.
Listen to Daily Coaching for Motivation and Inspiration
Sometimes, all you need is an encouraging word or a thought-provoking story to stoke your inner fire. Fabulous shares Daily Coaching messages every day for users to listen to. Each message is curated by our experts in behavioral science and storytelling to give users the inspiration they need to take on the day. Fabulous also offers Focus Coaching messages, specifically to get users ready for deep work, and Nightly Coaching, to help users reflect and unwind.
Get Your Thoughts on Paper With Morning Pages
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by all the things going on in your head that you weren’t even sure where to start? Instead of succumbing to analysis paralysis, dumping all of those thoughts on paper first thing in the morning can be a great way to clear your head. It makes those thoughts more concrete, seeing them on paper, and therefore more manageable to deal with. You might even begin to notice patterns or an emerging to-do list! It’s so much easier to focus and work when you don’t have all that chaos bouncing around in your head. Which brings us to our next habit…
Tear Through Your To-dos With Deep Work
The unfortunate truth is humans aren’t as good at multitasking as we want to believe. It’s much more productive to focus on one thing at a time. That’s why one of Fabulous’s most popular habits is the Deep Work habit. With Deep Work, you set yourself up for success by reducing your distractions, choosing one task, and spending a fixed amount of time wholly focused on completing that task. You’ll be surprised how much easier it is to complete tasks when you’re not constantly getting distracted! And speaking of minimizing distractions…
Disconnect and Unplug for Your Mental Health
You’re tethered to your devices and, by extension, your job. It can feel impossible to get away from the constant barrage of emails and notifications, especially the ones that compel you to work after-hours. A truly supportive workplace shouldn’t bother you when you’re not working. But, particularly if you work with employees across different time zones, emails at odd hours can be unavoidable. So, how do you spare your mental health? By disconnecting. Shutting off those notifications, turning your phone off, even turning your wi-fi off sounds stressful at first. However, once the peace and quiet settle in, you may find yourself looking forward to your offline time!
Connect With Others in Fabulous Circles
Changing your life is hard. It can be stressful making changes in your habits at the best of times. Add on being burnt-out by work and it’ll feel even harder to find the motivation. Your friends and family might not understand the need to change or support it, too. But Fabulous has its own vibrant community of people just like you, connecting and supporting each other in Fabulous Circles. With Circles, you can find people in your region or who share your goals and meet, chat, and lift each other up. It’s one of Fabulous’s most popular features and for good reason! Finding people who understand what you’re going through can be a powerful source of motivation and inspiration.
Improve Workplace Engagement With Fabulous
Employee wellness is important. Healthy and happy employees are more productive and engaged in their work. They’re more dedicated to their work and better collaborators with their colleagues. And a balanced work and home life means they can bring their A-game to work every day.
If you’re ready to combat employee burnout and increase engagement, get Fabulous today!