There’s a gulf between what senior execs need from their people and how employees feel. 71% of execs say employee engagement is critical to success but on average, only 23% of your people are engaged. If you’re already a Microsoft fan, then the Zensai app can help improve employee engagement in teams with the Zensai check-in.

Engaged people are good for business 

  • Customer loyalty increases 10%
  • Profits are 23% higher
  • Staff wellbeing soars 66%

The relationship between engagement and performance is substantial reports Gallup. And yet traditional ways of impacting engagement and performance are flawed. The time between annual performance reviews means measuring progress is clunky. And there’s little tangible benefit from anonymous employee surveys.

Manager feedback improve employee engagement in teams

Engaged employees feel valued, show pride, and put in more discretionary effort. Employees need to know that what they’re doing matters. Clearly aligned goals and regular feedback helps. But 79% of employees feel they don’t get enough feedback. This shows that annual or quarterly conversations aren’t enough to provide the regular cadence that’s needed. And most managers (96%) agree that its easier to give feedback if it’s done more regularly.

The rise of Microsoft Teams 

The shift to flexible and remote working for much of the desk-based workforce has made us think about how we communicate at work. There’s fewer across the desk conversations and because most communication cues are non-verbal, this means managers are finding it tough to ‘read the room’. And even tougher to understand employee engagement levels among their team.

Microsoft Teams’ rise to dominance makes it critical to any tech stack. It’s as important as your computer’s operating system or internet browser, says Microsoft’s chief executive Satya Nadella in the Financial Times. And those words aren’t based on hopes and dreams, they’re based on data. Microsoft Teams’ adoption has exploded.

Microsoft Teams pulls together all the tools employees need in a single workspace making it the hub for the workplace of the future. You can chat, video call, share live documents, and install apps like you would on your smartphone.

Recognition improves employee engagement with Zensai in Microsoft Teams 

Software built as Microsoft Teams Apps have higher adoption because users are already in Microsoft Teams. They don’t need to open another tab or remember a new password. The app is already there. We’ve seen it first-hand. More than 80% of our customers now do their Zensai check-in through Microsoft Teams.

  • Employees love the convenience and familiar look and feel of Zensai in Teams.
  • Managers save time with automatic in-app reminders.
  • HR teams set up Recognition channels in Microsoft Teams to raise the visibility of their people.
  • IT teams have one less headache with easy deployment, world-class security and no extra tech to support in their ever-increasing stack.

Keeping employee engagement up during uncertainty can be tough for team managers. But regular two-way feedback helps to encourage meaningful conversations. Feedback also fosters trust so that employees feel connected to their team and the wider business. That’s a key contributor to being engaged and productive.