Employee Engagement: How to Get it and Keep it

Let’s talk about how you can get and keep employee engagement. Let’s face it if you are not engaging your team your company is missing out on tapping the real potential of your people.  As employee engagement expert Bob Kelleher suggests, without employee engagement your are taking dollars away from your bottom line. One of the first obstacles you must overcome are the existing barriers between your employees and managers.  Even if your team does fairly well at this, (and most don’t), my bet is that it still has a way to go to get the kind of consistent results that can create the right kind of attitude in the workplace for your team and add dollars to your bottom line.

According to the McKinsey and Company Organization, “many management teams pay lip service to the importance of interaction and foster a working style that inhibits candid communication and collaboration”. McKinsey and Company go on to report that one of the main reasons for this happening is poor dialogue.

With most of the leadership teams with whom I have worked, I have seen a pattern where the members have strong behavioral styles and who, many times without realizing it, work at cross purposes. This can lead to incomplete or poor communication between other leaders and employees, short tempers, hidden agendas, and ultimately a disappointing company performance. In short, it is not a happy or profitable place to work.

Let‘s take a look at how poor dialogue can play such a critical role in sabotaging the success you want for your leadership team, and how to prevent it.

Even though the members of your leadership team and employees work together and communicate through face-to-face, voice-to-voice, emails, and texting, they often mis-communicate. Some of the reasons for this include:

  • lack of self confidence
  • an environment that penalizes independent thinking
  • conflicting behavioral styles
  • internal politics
  • one-upmanship
  • withholding of important information
  • keeping quiet about critical opinions
  • going along with the general consensus for fear of being ostracized

Start eliminating the above factors that lead to miscommunication  and a negative attitude in the workplace. If you would like some ideas on how to do this in your workplace give me a call.  You can reach me at 734-404-5909 or email me at tom@tomborg.com or my website www.tomborg.com

Here is an extra a short video on how your attitude can determine your business’s altitude in success. employee engagement

 

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Tom Borg


My name is Tom Borg. I am a business expert who works with small and mid-size companies to effectively and profitably improve customer acquisition and retention. I help these businesses through his use of my consulting, speaking, training and coaching. To ask me a question or to hire me, please contact me at: (734) 404-5909 or email me at: tom@tomborg.com or visit my website at: www.tomborgconsulting.com

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