I’m sure you’ve heard it many times before but I’ll repeat it for the sake of context…
Communication is key when you want people to change
But in contrast…
Communication is an area that is most frequently complained about by employees
Clearly there is a gap!
When trying to drive increased business success, organsations tend to concentrate on technological innovation, but the secret to sustained improvement and success is the continued development of leadership behaviours within the company that delivers the Leadership Behavioural Change that drives this. Our Leadership Development Programme addresses this issue, and is a programme aimed at the development of an organisations Leadership, competencies and skills at all levels.
It should be simple: pay people fairly, treat them well, give them meaningful work, and they'll be loyal and productive employees for years to come.
The best thing that can happen to people at work is to experience flow.
Flow at work happens when you are completely involved in what you are doing.
When you’re in a state of flow, you know what needs to be done and how well you are doing. You have the skills and tools to get the job done and you are able to thoroughly focus. Needless to say, flow results in higher employee engagement and productivity.
You’ve probably heard of employee satisfaction and employee engagement, but what’s the difference? A satisfied employee is happy with their job, but an engaged employee feels invested in the organization, is motivated to perform at their best, and goes above and beyond to contribute to the organization’s goals.
Here are four ways employee engagement translates to business success.
Appreciation goes a long way in motivating, building relationships, and encouraging positive morale. Here are just a few ways you can show coworkers and employees you appreciate them!
Say thank you. Something as simple as a thank you can make all the difference in turning around someone’s day or helping ensure their hard work has not gone unnoticed. Take the time to say thanks! Share a specific example of something they did for you and how it made a difference.
Since the advent of email on our mobile devices work has gradually crept into more of our lives. One piece of research said the working day had increased by 27% up from 7.5 hours to 9.5 hours as we find ourselves adding email to every waking moment of travel and lunch.
The graph above, too small to read, shows productivity in the OECD 2007 using GDP per hour worked. Source OECD StatExtracts. It shows we in the UK are 11th.
Wikipedia says labour productivity, is used by many as an indicator of economic growth and competitiveness.
The HBR says, “At its most basic, productivity is the amount of value produced divided by the amount of cost (or time) required to do so.”
We conducted a Q&A interview with Martin Kirke, Coach, Non-Exec Director, Consultant on HR, D&I and Change, around leaders, and how they can create a culture of inclusion.
From your experience, what are the attributes required from our leaders to gain their commitment to engaging our community and driving forward the diversity agenda?