“A disengaged employee is merely the personification of a disengaged leader.” Jim Woods
If you were losing about 70% of your gas as your car sat in the office parking lot what would you do? If customers were absconding with 70% of your revenue what would be your reaction? You should seriously be just as alarmed with the lost of engaged employees. Because, if we are speaking honestly, they are disengaged because of YOU. You have known this for sometime concerning all the books and meetings. Those people in the meetings who never seem to have “anything else to say” do. At least privately.
“Let’s work together to engage everyone in the workplace in full and authentic employee engagement to create results that matter.” Jim Let’s talk.
They’d tell you too if they knew you would listen … as you claim to.
Am I being rude? Good.
Your employees started their company life motivated, enthusiastic and fully engaged. Somewhere along the way, they started playing solitaire and watching the clock. That means it’s your job to play detective and find out what went wrong. Disengagement doesn’t just happen spontaneously — it’s the result of company mismanagement.
I spoke with Andre Lavoie, CEO of talent alignment platform provider ClearCompany, about how to keep employees engaged in the workplace. Here are some ways you can address management issues to start retaining great employees, improve your bottom line and re-engage your workforce:
Align Talent with Goals
If you’ve ever played the game Telephone, you know how messages starting at one end of a human chain can dramatically change by the time they get to the other end. The same is true when it comes to cascading your company goals.
Lavoie’s organization ClearCompany partnered with Dale Carnegie to conduct a survey called “How Leaders Grow Today.” The survey found over 43% of workers are familiar with company goals but couldn’t actually list them. This makes it all too easy for employees to lose track of how their individual efforts fit into greater organizational goals. […]
Read full article via Forbes.
Jim Woods works with employees, managers, leaders, and organizations to create robust levels of engagement.
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Jim is president of InnoThink Group a human resources and leadership management consulting firm. He has an absolute passion for people development and are constantly refining and adapting his programs in order to ensure that they have the maximum impact on those we serve. – See more at: http://innothinkgroup.com/our-leadership.html