I spend a ton of time working with my team on growing their individual skills, increasing our deliverables and really making sure we are engaged. As we work with big and small companies and I talk to our clients, engagement has become one of the most desired (and least attainable) traits in companies today. A few years ago, Gallup blew everyone out of the water with its first State of the American Workplace in 2013. Sadly, there has not been much change in the past 18 months. The war for talent is hot and getting hotter. How we all perform is directly attributed to our teams.
Below is a good summary on why engagement is not getting better and some suggested changes to your management style and methods. Winning the war for the best people is a start. Then you have to engage them. I can tell you unequivocally that my team is the best in the business and they are engaged. I am also happy to discuss how we hire, what we do to train and how I know my above statement is true.
Read below for more. Of course I have highlighted for easy reading using two colors to separate some interesting statements and some suggested changes you can make in your organizing to get on the right path for engaged employees.
Employee Engagement Isn’t Getting Better And Gallup Shares The Surprising Reasons Why
By: Mark C. Crowley