Most employees want to feel stimulated by their work and know that their contribution is valued. However, according to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace report, only 15% of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs. This sobering statistic is sadly a bleak reality for many. Wondering how to foster a culture of employee engagement on your team? Kim Bohr, CEO of The Innovare Group, shares three tips for boosting team engagement that can be actioned today.
By Kim BohrAfter years of leading teams and now advising companies across industries on how to align their people and processes to be effective in executing strategic plans, one fact is very clear to me: poor execution will sink strategy every time. At the heart of failed execution are three realities:
- Too many priorities impact employees’ ability to understand the importance of “this initiative over the next.”
- Lack of clear direction on how these directives align with the bigger organizational goals.
- Why their work matters and how it fits into what the executive team says is most important.
It’s our responsibility as leaders to bring people along the way and to remind them where we’ve been and where we’re going. To do this I created a simple yet effective approach for leaders to use with teams to remain current and connected. These are three steps you can immediately put to use.
“If companies are to remain competitive, evolution and reinvention must happen — which means change is inevitable.”
The Past Serves a Purpose
Our current state and need to evolve
What’s ahead and why their work is important