What makes for happy, engaged employees? Is it luck (I hope you know that was a trick question)?
Creating a culture where employees are at their highest levels of engagement (happiness) needs a long-term view and, most importantly, a mindset from leadership that Employee Engagement is one of the most value-adding strategies that we can deploy. Long-term happiness among employees needs a long-term view – there is no quick fix.
Some tactics that bring employee happiness albeit short-term are:
Long-term happiness on the other hand takes dedication from leadership and often, a change in the way we lead. Here is my must-have list for your long-term plan:
The part that baffles me though is that everything above is actually so easy to do! However, I keep running into leaders that feel it is not their job to create an environment that is focused on a purpose and leading a culture where all leaders actually (and truly) care about their people.
Want long-term engagement that brings higher levels of satisfied customers and profit? Stop thinking pizza and foosball tables. Start thinking about a culture of purpose and caring.
Robert Murray is a Vancouver, BC based Business Strategy Consultant, #1 Best Selling Author, International Keynote Speaker, and TEC Top Speaker of the Year for 2018. For further advice, insight and inspiration on how to unlock your inner leader, connect with Robert on LinkedIn.
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