Three Ways to Engage Employees With an Organizational Mission

Employees are more likely to be engaged and loyal to organizations with a mission they believe in and trust. An organizational mission, sometimes called a mission statement, is a brief, broad statement about a company’s goals and how it intends to meet them. Cultural values are a way for the organization to achieve its mission. The values define employee behavioral expectations and explain how leadership expects employees to work. Whether your office is fully remote, hybrid or in-person, there are a few different ways you can connect with your employees to develop these values.

Involve them.

Make it a priority to involve your employees in your mission early on, for example during orientation on their first day on the job. Organizations that practice what they preach will garner more buy-in among employees, and they will recognize how their roles impact the mission. 

Celebrating organizational success, whether big or small, upholds the mission and delivers value to stakeholders. It not only reminds employees about how performance is measured but demonstrates how those actions are important and truly make a difference.

Recognize them.
Reward employees when their work reflects the organization’s mission. Recognition shows employees you are committed to achieving the company mission and you are invested in your employees’ success. When other employees take notice of those contributing to the mission, they are likely to follow suit. A good mission or philosophy can foster a sense of belonging in the workplace, so giving employees a sense of culture and tradition contributes to enhancing those values.

Communicate with them.
Along with these traditions, it is important to establish informal and formal engagement opportunities. Different settings can help increase workplace engagement and help hybrid or remote workers feel better connected to the organization. Additionally, it’s critical that all employees have access to the latest company happenings. For example, a company intranet can become a one-stop destination for employees to get to know each other and communicate. Regular engagement ensures every employee receives company updates and communication at the same time.

In a distributed work environment, employees working in person are typically more in tune with day-to-day updates, which could isolate employees working remotely full- or part-time. It’s imperative to prioritize employee engagement across all work environments to ensure they all feel connected to the mission

Contact CanopyNation today for more information on distributed workplace strategy and management. We can discuss perks and employee benefits that recognize their organizational impact and keep your team committed to your mission.