Commitment is an act, not a word. It is simply the ability to stick to a project, idea, decision, relationship or goal way after the initial thrill fades. I don't want to sound pedantic, but commitment is not easy and is a factor that should be focused on.
In a world where everything can be replaced in a snap, dropping goals and projects has become effortless; poorly performing organizations are reorganized. The less committed the employees are, the less productive the organization will be. On the other hand, when we stay committed, many of our goals are easily achieved, and value is added to an organization.
Being committed to anything does not happen in just a day. In a workplace, it takes unquestionable time to bring maximum levels of commitment aboard. I use the following ways to ensure that all my employees are dedicated entirely to their responsibilities.
Letting my team know what is expected of them
As a leader, having a hard-working team has been the greatest asset to my organization. This is simply because my company's goals, vision, and mission are clearly communicated to all my employees right before they start working. Through this, they can know what is expected of them and work towards achieving excellence. Clarity of thoughts is essential in promoting determination and dedication to work.
Promoting a custom of transparency
This is generally sharing information through a two-way openness between the employees and management. Keeping workers in the loop on matters regarding the company and letting them participate freely in discussions by sharing their own suggestions makes them feel valued and trusted. As a result, commitment to work increases as everyone feels they belong to that particular place.
Building strong teams
Alone we can do so little; together, we can do much. Every organization should prioritize building teams as achieving goals together eases complex tasks. Team members always tend to appreciate the significance of a job to the success of a project- commitment to a plan is one of the strong pillars of teamwork. All members focus on achieving the stipulated targets above their individual objectives.
Celebrate success together
There is no better feeling than being validated for an achievement. When an employee is validated, they are more productive, cooperative and trustworthy. Celebrating success with your team will inspire them to do better with each passing day as it boosts morale. This may entail catering lunch for the office, scheduling award ceremonies, and so on - it doesn't need to be extravagant. It totally leads to exemplary commitment at work.
Commitment at work leads to improved productivity as set goals are met. Leaders within an organization are ultimately responsible for building this culture. By being committed, all workers will actively participate in company-related responsibilities bringing in value addition. The level of success achieved is always directly proportional to the depth of commitment, and the way to the top cannot be bought. Still, it can be shortened by superficial qualities like being committed.