One of the most written about topics in business today is employee engagement. No matter what study you read the numbers seem to tell the same story, about 70% of our work force is disengaged and 1/3 of that number is actively disengaged.
There are 2 very effective ways to begin to fix this if you are leading a team:
First, communicate about what you stand for as a person. Talk openly about your values and how they relate to the work you do. Tell stories about how your team members are living out these values with your customers. Connect the dots about these actions and your work with your customers, don’t assume they see the correlation.
Secondly, make sure your team knows where you are taking them. Write out your vision for your company, division or team then discuss it openly. No one likes to drive in the fog so clear away any confusion on the path you are taking them.
When your team understands who you are, what you stand for and your vision their engagement will increase and so will your results.
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