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The SMARTA approach to employee engagement

As the old adage goes: ‘it’s not what you know, it’s who you know’. While jobs should be secured on merit rather than pre-existing relationships, this remains largely true – relationships and connections will always be key in the world of Business. This rule applies to customers and team members alike. Having a good relationship with your employees and colleagues doesn’t just lead to more after-work socials – it helps build a strong company culture where employees are more likely to live and breathe your values, ambitions and ethics. At Xero, we’re passionate about changing the world and want our team to be equally committed to supporting small businesses. We work hard to get the whole team marching to the same beat. Here are some tips we’ve picked up along the way: Getting your team on the same page We want our operating priorities to live beyond the boardroom. That means getting all of our people in on our main business goals and explaining how their job helps us achieve these. Any company that wants to make this happen needs to create a clear and strong connection between company goals and helping people achieve them. Everyone need to know how they are contributing to the broader and higher purpose. This is where goal setting comes in handy – it helps to create a greater sense of meaning, direction and cohesion for each team member. People goals count It’s all too easy for business owners to get caught up in realising their own ambitions, forgetting that their people have their own ambitions too. Senior management should aim to have their employees’ professional goals aligned with those of the business. Hiring good people is difficult and it takes time to train them up – so, once you’ve got them, you want to hold on and inspire them for as long as possible. Showing a keen interest in their desires and aspirations is a great way to keep employees fully engaged with your business. We encourage our team members to realise their best selves through their work, personal and professional development. Our goal-setting…



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