I recently shared an article on the seven reasons why employees leave their jobs. Here is a good follow up article which will help you with ideas of how to engage with your employees better, along with the type of workplace that needs to be created.
So how do you engage employees? The key is creating a work environment that releases discretionary effort in the whole organization. Here are a few examples of how to do that from both sides of the fence: leaders and managers, and employees. How leaders should engage their employees: Make your employees feel like business partners, as if they're invested in the company. Give them ownership! They're likelier to perform at a higher level. Be transparent and communicate well in your boss-employee relationships. Let your staff get familiar with what's going on in other departments, and give them a chance to have input and suggest ideas. Don't be afraid to expose them to new responsibilities that will expand their knowledge.