Far too often I come across organisations that are looking for a “quick fix” to their low employee engagement issue. They think that throwing a few rewards at staff will make them more productive, loyal and committed.
In these days of wanting everything now, it is not surprising.
However, employee engagement is not like that. It takes time to nurture, develop and most importantly, it needs consistent management effort to maintain once it is achieved. If implemented correctly the benefits to the business, with such things as increased staff retention, improved customer experience and higher levels of productivity will shine through.
Yes, there are ways to boost engagement in the short term, but short term fixes, a little like crash diets, do not guarantee sustainability for the long term, and often fade away almost as quickly as they came, often with disastrous longer term effects.
Simon Sinek is well known in the Ted Talks arena for his views on motivation and purpose, and his books are well worth a read. His views on “Finding you why” is compelling.
His recent talk about leadership and engagement is equally compelling. Take a look.
It highlights perfectly that short term results in leadership and ultimately employee engagement are difficult to quantify, but with a clear vision, commitment and belief the results will materialise.
Brownie Points is working with forward thinking clients around the world to plan, implement and maintain employee engagement programs that deliver real benefit to the business.
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