his might sound hard to believe, but recent research shows that two thirds of employees are either ‘not engaged’ or ‘actively disengaged.’ With further evidence linking high engagement levels and organisational success, it spells bad news for most organisations, but there is hope for leaders who want to make things different.
If your people are engaged and care about the organisation, you are more likely to succeed. (tweet this)
OK, so you are the leader, and clearly you want the organisation to succeed, and maybe you aren’t totally responsible for how your guys have become disengaged, but what can you do?
I’ve looked closely at Gallup’s work and the research evidence they have produced. I reckon if you did these five things, you would go a long way to increasing the ‘care factor’ of your employees.
1. Make your expectations of their performance crystal clear.
2. Give regular and honest feedback on their performance.
3. Share the vision for the organisation with them.
4. Give them opportunities to grow and develop.
5. Create a team feel so that they feel like they belong.
To make a start and for a quick summary of Gallup’s work, click here for a free download.