When people are considered a company’s greatest asset, supporting and growing them must be a strong strategic priority. Each employee brings a wealth of knowledge, experiences, ideas, etc. with them to work, and how you cultivate their personalities into a culture of engaged, connected, integrated workers is primary to a functional organization.
Managers who lead with a foundation of respect and appreciation motivate their employees to better performance and heighten their possibility to succeed and enhance their personal well-being. The leaders who know their work force (who is this person really – what makes them who they are?) have a direct way of influencing positive outcomes for the organizational betterment.
The strategic focus of building an engaged workforce is formed by the leadership intertwining “engagement” into performance expectations so the managers can execute on those well-defined and illuminating outcomes. This includes constant monitoring of barriers that stifle engagement and/or opportunities for practical change. When employees are familiar with the company’s operating environment (processes, systems, customers, products/services, etc.) and themselves as part of the organization, new ideas and possibilities emerge.
Does your organizational vision include a well-defined performance development program to grow your employees? We will explore this in our next article.
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