Employees will almost always fear anything to do with change more than they will fear the possible disadvantages of staying the same. As the leader of your organization you realize that now a-days if you don’t create constant change or at least embrace natural evolutionary changes the competition is sure to pass you by.
How do you get your employee excited and engaged? You make the desired changes part of their evaluation system. We all know we get results from what we measure so make the changes you desire measurable. You might even get tremendous creative input after explaining the desired changes you want the company to go through and how those changes affect specific individuals. Ask those individuals what they think is the best way to measure their progress. They may come up with better measurements than you ever thought of. The added benefit is that when the employees help set the measurements and goals there’s total buy-in by them.
Employee evaluations, when done correctly, are the best time to make sure your employees know, exactly how their performance affects the overall company goals. Employees feel more of a sense of ownership of future plans and goals and will perform accordingly to ensure their long-term place in the organization.