Great organisations are built when people perform at their best. Every business wants improved profitability, innovation, customer loyalty, increased quality and efficiency. That comes by tapping into the best that each employee has to offer.
But how do you achieve this?
Setting Development Goals for employees is very important in any organisation strategy. If an organisation wants to attract and keep good people, and get them doing their best work, they need to look at ways to empower and engage their staff. Now is a perfect time to think about how to do this. Tony Robbins once said:
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always had.
Is your organisation doing the same things over and over again, and hoping to be more successful? What kinds of things could you do differently to be more successful?
Research tells us that one of the most effective things an organisation can do, is to provide good career development opportunities for employees. Does your organisation have a strategy to do this? Is it time to start?
What Are People Saying About Your Workplace?
A participant at one of Janet’s workshops on Resiliency in the Workplace, jumped up partway through the day and exclaimed loudly:
Boy, I wish the people in my organisation knew this stuff! It would make such a difference. They have their heads in the sand.
This person works in an industry that is facing significant change. Her organisation was not adapting and growing, or offering the kind of support that people needed to meet the current challenges in the market.
There are consequences for this: People won’t be doing their best work. They won’t feel empowered or engaged. They won’t play to their strengths. Many will start to look for new opportunities. And research backs this up.
4 Key Questions to Ask About Your Workplace:
- Are people playing to their strengths?
- Are they fully engaged and doing their best work?
- Do we have a strategy for developing people, not just profit?
- Do we actually know what to do to achieve this?
If you can’t answer yes to all of these, then it’s time to get some professional help.
The key to attracting and keeping good people is to tap into the very best that each person has to offer and giving them the tools they need to be successful.
If you’d like ideas about how to do this, give me a call to discuss how you can make this year a successful one for your organisation.