Adaptive Management: Top 3 Ways to Engage Employees

April 13, 2023

Employees are human capital that require ongoing support that meets their unique needs, experiences and skillsets. No two employees can be managed exactly the same, so managers who are adaptive are more successful at engaging and motivating their employees which leads to increased employee retention.

According to Gallup, 71% of employees who believe their manager can name their strengths feels engaged and energized by their work.

While most companies offer professional development, very few offer management training so managers are often left to figure out how to support their team members on their own with little training or resources. With a performance coaching platform like Truvelop, managers can learn how to adapt and proactively support employees to improve engagement and reduce turnover.

Here are three ways to engage employees and provide real time insights and coaching tips.

  • Continuous Evaluation
    • Evaluate team members regularly to track progress, noting new or improved skills, and ways big and small the employee contributes to the team and the company. Actively monitoring professional growth can reveal development opportunities. Frequent evaluations provided with detailed context and opportunity to ask questions, help employees to better understand how they are succeeding and areas that need improvement.
  • Development Coaching
    • Truvelop’s proprietary coaching engine delivers specific recommendations and pushes insights to managers based on each employee’s individual performance. For managers who struggle to understand how to manage large teams of employees with varying skillsets, the manager cue cards provide specific ways to engage with employees based on their score and development. Managers can review their dashboard and see how all team members are performing to better evaluate the team’s areas of opportunity and growth.
  • Real Time Feedback
    • With Truvelop’s real time feedback tool, Spark, managers are able to praise, coach, and develop their team members in the moment, when it counts. Employees can also post notes of recognition for colleagues which helps foster a team culture even in distributed, front-line workforces. With frequent communication, managers foster trust and strengthen relationships among team members.

Employee development can’t improve if they don’t know what they are doing well or poorly – ongoing evaluation and recognition not only helps employees feel appreciated but also respected and supported in their professional growth.

Simply evaluating your team is not enough. It’s what you do with the information once you identify the gaps and opportunities that can truly make a difference. With relevant data and documented feedback through the Truvelop app, managers can become more adaptive in how they engage and motivate employees.

Truvelop is designed to initiate and guide two-way conversations, fostering a more collaborative approach to employee development.

Contact us today to learn more about our modern approach to performance management and development and how it solves for retention. Don’t just take our word for it, see what our Customers have to say.