People

People

Are all the stakeholders (employees, customers, shareholders) happy and engaged in the business. Would you enthusiastically rehire all of them?

Business leaders need to surround themselves with great people and have great support networks and mechanisms in place. Every person is critical to the success in the business, the success of the business is directly linked to the collective intelligence and well-being of all the people.

More often than not the reality is very different, Gallups’ Employee Engagement report discovered that 50% of our employees just put in their time, with only 30% actively engaged and committed, leaving 20% of employees actively disengaged with their organisation effectively slowing down its progress. The indicators of those disengaged employees manifest itself in many ways but here are 4 of the most common:

  • They don’t take ownership of anything and always pass the blame.
  • They don’t get engaged in where the business is going and they don’t actively help to get it there.
  • They always max out their sick days and actively avoid over-time or doing anything extra.
  • They are often the people in the team that continually disrupts everyone else?

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As the CEO or MD of your organisation I want you to ask yourself two questions:

  1. Do I have any employees in my organisation that represent some or all of the above traits?
  2. Do I have anyone in my senior management team that represents some or all of the above traits?

If the answer is yes to question 1 then it is time to get your leadership team around you and take action to start re-engaging with those employees.

If the answer is yes to question 2 then you need to act now to re-engage with all of your members of your senior management team to ensure they are not actively dis-engaging their teams below them. If you are struggling to work out ways of doing this, feel free to contact me to find out more about how our Scaling Up Prgramme can help.