Here’s a number that should concern us all: only 30 percent of employees are engaged in their work. That’s seven of every 10 employees who are not actively trying to make your business successful.
Data and research has proven that ownership creates engagement, and engagement is what moves the needle in innovation, profits and overall retention.
That means when it comes to our businesses, we need to prioritize taking care of our employees and improving our leadership abilities.
Ask yourself these questions
Are the teams aligned or is there tension? If you even so much as suspect that there is anything but alignment, you want to get a team coach in immediately.
Is what I want clearly communicated? In the absence of clear information, people fill in the blanks on their own—and they may not take the steps you want them to.
How motivated is my team? Cost savings and money in your pocket is always a factor, but a motivated and happy employee is the ticket to profits.
Causes of lack of employee engagement
Now let’s understand some of the common issues resulting to the lack of employee engagement that needs fixing. Here are a few scenarios you might find helpful in recognizing what types of things can cause employee engagement to drop, and what you can do about it.
Partners, leadership teams or founders are not on the same page
If “business parents” fight, the culture becomes toxic from the top down. And don’t for one moment believe that your employees don’t know what goes on. Your body language and those pointed comments or emails tell the story. If the top leadership is unclear and out of sync,...
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