Open Communications & Leadership.
People who work for you have certain expectations such as a high level of honesty and integrity, the need for work with a bit of meaning in it, to be treated with respect for who they are as a person, and for what they contribute. In addition, being trusted, and being permitted to communicate opinions and contribute ideas, are also known as highly important to people who will work for you in an energetic and motivated manner.
If you are doing some of the above, it is more likely, you have people who will work almost as hard when you are not there, as when you are there, the discretionary effort piece.
Building Employee Engagement.
There are of course needs that are present in all people, which mean they either feel that certain core needs are met in the workplace, and that they are not. Ones that come up in the Trust Inside and Employee Passion surveys we facilitate in Ireland and the UK for clients, include:
This list above is a good list, but one that is hard for leaders and team members will struggle to score high on at all times. However, we do need to strive to be aware that these are core needs that people have, at different levels. As Leaders and managers of people, we need to strive to understand this and to act upon it, in our own personal development.
Peter O’Connor is the MD of Performance Partners Ltd, a Management, Leadership, Sales and Personal Development Facilitator & Trainer, based in Ireland, who works internationally.
Peter can be contacted peter(at)performancepartners.ie or on 353-1-2402255.
The views expressed in this article can be brought to fruition through application of the Surveys, provided by Performance Partners, as Associate partner with Integro leadership Institute.