Higher employee engagement translates into less employee turnover, as well as fewer illnesses, better sleep, more life satisfaction, and a happier family life, he said.
What adds to this is the ability to develop your skills, be able to communicate with colleagues and have a sense of autonomy. Many companies go out of their way to offer these things and also reward failures, he said.
“Mistakes are tuition fees,” he said.
This played a role in the theme of the “Solve” dinner, for which House President Zach Brandon said during his opening speech that progress is about “falling in love with the problem.”
Friedman provided tips for increasing employee engagement, which included giving employees the flexibility to work from home in a pandemic, as well as encouraging them to crawl industry blogs, experiment with new solutions, offer training, make friends, exercise, and take time to recharge. … – especially when it is difficult to remove screens these days.
In his presentation, he outlined several ways companies can better encourage employees to take vacations:
- Adopt a policy to automatically delete emails when an employee goes on vacation.
- Check employees who do not take vacations.
- Get rid of vacation restrictions.
- Pay employees one and a half hours when they leave.
- Get cash bonuses for people who can put their phone and laptop away during their entire vacation.