Clearly we all wish that all the people working for us were energetically and diligently figuring out how to do better every day, both on the job and off the job. We want 110% put forth with the best interests of the company on the top of everyone’s mind. But how do you do that?
For many years, I ran around telling the people that worked for me what to do. I was very good at it. Considered great at my job. Promoted early and often. Then I discovered it was absolutely the wrong thing to do. It was a big mistake. And after I stopped, performance jumped!
We all do it from time to time, don’t we? While sitting and listening to someone, sometimes we are quick to give answers or opinions. As the boss, don’t do it.
Engagement surveys from Gallup and others tell us the same story: “70% of employees are not engaged or are actively disengaged.” We sat down to discuss the problem in today’s workplace and what is generating this problem.