According to the 2016 Gallop Organization Poll, employee disengagement ranks at about two-thirds of the U.S. workforce, accounting to an annual cost to the economy at about a half a trillion dollars. Yes, a staggering statistic.
It has been said that most employees are motivated, energetic, committed, enthusiastic and loyal – except for the 8 hours they work for you. I have had executives and business owners chuckle at this line, however, I don’t find it very funny at all.
If our team is disengaged, it’s not their fault. It is ours as leaders. It is up to us to create a culture to empower them to be engaged.
I will tell you that we do not hire or fire people. When you have the proper culture, environment, and process for people to thrive, they will either qualify or disqualify themselves from the culture and standard of the organization.
The best way to create an engaged team is to create a vision which they can follow, a mission to carry out, and a culture to adhere to. If you do not have these in place you will only have employees punching in and punching out.
You will know the difference of when you do business with an organization that is very clear on their Vision, Mission, and Culture versus one that is not.
If you’re not clear on how to create this, please do not hesitate to contact me as I will be more than happy to assist.
So, let’s go out there and all create a culture in which both your team and customers can thrive in. We do this and we all can do our own part of impacting our own economy.