Veronica Brundle - Apr 12 2022, 12:39:27 PM
The unfortunate truth is we all get busy and start to forget just how important effective communication is in the workplace. Between completing project deadlines and attending meetings during a seemingly chaotic workweek, it’s important to remember we need to check in with employees to ensure everything is running as smoothly as we think it is.
This is especially true for a virtual workforce since the lines of work and home life often blur. Taking the time to ensure they are happy with their role at your company and always looking for ways to improve can provide a more fruitful experience for everyone.
According to Salesforce, 86% of employees and executives cite ineffective communication as the top reason for workplace failures. One of the most effective ways to prevent these failures from happening is by prioritizing corporate communication with check-in questions.
Here, we outline all you need to know about check-in questions.
Simply put, check-in questions can be used to help unveil what is and isn’t working in the workplace. They are great tools that can help guide one-on-one meetings, gauge employee satisfaction, and improve the workplace environment for everyone.
Think of check-in questions as a survey but with a more in-depth response from your team members. Rather than sending out the questions ahead of time, you’ll want to use them to guide your in-person conversations or Zoom meetings. You’ll want to plan to use at least two to five questions to provide a clear understanding of the workplace experience you’re currently providing your employees.
At the end of the day, employees want to feel recognized and heard for their contributions and concerns. They want to know that you care about their experience and make the workplace a better place for everyone. If they don’t feel like their needs are being met, it could lead to resentment or high turnover, and those are both easier to prevent than they are to fix.
Here’s a list of 50 check-in questions to help you get started.
Whether you have a hybrid or fully remote team, managing a workplace is never easy. If you’re ready to upgrade your experience and look for ways to make improvements, check-in questions are a great place to start. They show your team members you care about their needs and want to make changes to the workplace. Taking the time to notice their individual needs will pay off in the long run and create a more advantageous experience for each individual.
Once you’ve gathered all the feedback from your check-in questions, consider planning a virtual event to help enhance employee engagement and communication among team members. Sometimes, we often forget we need to develop a real relationship with our team members to ensure they are effectively working together on projects. The connections derived from virtual events can help foster connections among team members, an integral part of any workplace environment that helps increase productivity and quality of work.
Start by browsing our list of virtual experiences to find one your team members will enjoy. When you book with Elevent, you can rest assured knowing every aspect of your event will be planned and handled by our team so you can join in on the fun and grow a relationship with your team members, too!
Bottom line: The secret to a productive workplace is communication. If you start to prioritize communication in the workplace, you and your team members will be able to experience the benefits for yourself.
Originally published at Apr 12 2022, 12:39:27 PM. Updated on Sep 30 2022.