Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Sunset of Employee Engagement?

More than half of all employees surveyed by Gallup are searching for new jobs or watching for openings. 8 out of 10 employees think their organization doesn't manage in a way that provides motivation to do their best work. We know from other surveys that managers still focus on improving motivation in ways that aren't important to the individual: recognition, clear goals, incentives and interpersonal support. The one factor that is highly motivating is helping your team make progress on their relevant work to the organization's success.

Engagement may be important to reduce turnover (which we all know is costly) and help with retention. And it's something we need to which we need to pay attention on a daily basis...because our teams are. They decide on a daily basis just how motivated and engaged they are. We as managers barely think about their motivation levels except on an annual, quarterly, monthly, maybe weekly basis when we update the organization's performance charts...and often see not much changing.

1 comment:

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