Inspiration is 27% more predictive of performance than engagement. Dov Seidman’s research in the How Report indicates that focusing on employee engagement strategies isn’t enough. While measuring workplace engagement tells you the number of people doing the work, measuring inspiration shows you how many people actually want to do the work. Rather than generating a lot of employee engagement ideas, focus instead on how to inspire your people.
Seidman’s research reveals that inspired employees demonstrate three key characteristics. They are authentically dedicated, “proud of their organization for how it acts in the world and therefore they are self-driven.” They are deeply accountable – “seizing authority, meeting obligations.” And they are fully responsible – “leaning in, stretching themselves and helping others.” Inspired employees are those you want to work for and work with.
Creating an environment where employees are inspired can be taught and replicated, starting by answering a few key questions: Can each employee connect their actions to a company goal? To what degree do people have personal choice in how they complete their work? Is feedback, both affirmative and constructive, abundant? Are your systems and structures aligned or causing additional frustration? Do your people have the tools, resources, and skills required to do their job? Can each employee measure their progress and do they know what winning looks like?
After assessing your current company culture and environment, we partner with you to build a road map to move from a focus on simply team engagement to team inspiration. Whether you need leadership development curriculum or a new system for your most frustrating processes, the Institute’s work is anywhere that people and business intersect. From on-boarding to leadership training to your annual conference, we partner with you to create the people systems that allow your people to do their best work.
Employee SatisfactionThe Importance of Employee Satisfaction
Think of any business where you get great customer service. They all have one thing in common: a great company culture with high employee morale. Your organization relies on satisfied customers, so ensuring that your people are fulfilled and their job satisfaction is high should be critical to you as a leader. Take care of your people and your people will take care of your customers and your customers will take care of your business. A commitment to improving employee satisfaction is the first step.
Employee PerformanceBuild a Winning Team
According to Gallup, only 15% of people worldwide are engaged in their job and much less are inspired. This translates to a loss of $550 billion in productivity in United States companies per year. However, engaged employees are actively involved and resilient, effectively tackle challenges to reach their goals, and thus find their work more meaningful – directly translating to better company performance.
Employee MotivationMotivation in the Workplace
The challenging part of how to motivate teams or employees is the simple fact that you cannot actually motivate someone. You can only create an environment in which they motivate themselves. Defined as the level of energy, commitment, and creativity that people bring to their work, creating an environment where work and team motivation flourish is the essential work of leaders in your organization. We develop leaders who understand that it’s the environment you create that inspires excellence – and how to build it.
Employee Retention and TurnoverCreate a Business That Retains Your Best Talent
The cost of employee turnover is high. You can expect to pay 33% of an employee’s annual salary to hire their replacements. Fortunately, this is a cost you can avoid. Studies show that 75% of the causes of employee turnover are preventable. This is where the importance and work of corporate culture comes in. Our retention strategies begin with treating people fairly and developing a corporate culture with business and people in mind.
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