Key Ways to Engage with your Team Members

We explain the importance of team member engagement and how you can encourage it to boost retention, productivity and profitability.

Teams may be portrayed as effective work groups whose effectiveness rests in the degree of motivation, coordination and purpose and whose synergy produces energy and creativity which is beyond them as individuals.

The more engaged your team, the harder these people will work for you because they are mentally invested in the company. Engaged people work to develop new strategies to grow your company instead of just doing their job to maintain the status quo.

As a manager, it is your responsibility to lead your team effectively. The way you conduct yourself before them and engage with them affects their productivity significantly. There are many challenging issues that you have to deal with as a manager. One of such issues is not being able to keep your team engaged at work.

Tips On Engaging with Your Team Members

  • Schedule a meeting and ask your team members to annotate what their top ten goals are for the following year – these can be personal and professional
  • Then ask your team members to annotate how they can achieve these top ten goals
  • Ask your team members to incorporate this into a plan
  • Hold monthly meetings with team members to revisit their plan to understand what is going well
  • Offer support, advice and assistance to team members who are struggling with their goals

Goals Need to Be SMART

SMART is an acronym used to describe the process of setting goals. The acronym stands for the words

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Relevant
  • Time-bound

These are all essential traits of setting objectives. The SMART method provides a way to measure progress and makes one accountable for their success.


Strong mentoring programs help create an open, inviting culture that emboldens all workers to contribute their ideas for improving the company.

In order for these relationships to be rewarding, there must be a solid foundation with regular meetings.  Detailed below are five tips for achieving success with mentoring in the workplace:

  • Match mentors and mentees
  • Build strong mentoring programs
  • Establish roles and responsibilities
  • Engage in goal-setting discussions
  • Highlight the benefits of mentoring in the workplace

Mentees are not the only ones who benefit from mentoring relationships. Team members who take an active role in guiding and counselling others have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and show senior management their readiness to take on greater responsibilities. Mentors also note the satisfaction of helping others, paying it forward, as one of the biggest benefits of mentoring relationships.

Looking To Learn More on How to Engage with Your Team Members

If you wish to learn more about how to engage with your team members then please feel free to get in touch with us today. As remote working has now become the new norm, we understand that knowing how to engage effectively with your colleagues is more important than ever. We are more than happy to explain these strategies in more detail to support you in engaging with your team members.