If ONLY 30% of employees are engaged…what are the other 70% doing for your company? If given the choice and the tools, would you as the employer do something to change those numbers? We think you would. It’s time employers gave their employees a better reason to stay than just the money. Using the Athletic Mindset Workbook and Training programs, we educate and stimulate employee engagement within the organization. Recent polls show that that 70% of employees are not engaged at work. Employee Engagement is defined as the emotional and functional commitment an employee has to their company. Due to lack of employee engagement 11 billion dollars is lost annually in employee turnover. Companies with engaged employees will outperform their competitors by 200%.
They are 3 key drivers that effect employee engagement:
- Employees want to feel confident in senior leadership
- Employees want to take pride in their work
- Employees want to be noticed by management
“It is said that employees do not leave companies, they leave people.”
– Dale CarnegieWith the economic recovery in full swing for 2013, employers in the upcoming years will need to provide more employee appreciation programs like the Athletic Mindset. In our corporate Workbook we help managers become better coaches, assist employees with identifying their passion, and stimulate employee engagement as a corporate culture. Think of employee engagement like a football team working to take the football down the field.
Here are 5 key questions:
- Is your team working together?
- Do the players know the rules in order to move the ball down the field?
- Does your company celebrate small obtainable goals and accomplishments?
- Does everyone on your team have good coaches, managers and mentors?
- Is each player on the field in the right position?
10 Tips for Improved Employee Engagement using the Athletic Mindset:
- All your employees need to know what your corporate values are
- Senior leadership must encourage continuous employee mentorship
- Direct managers should articulate a clear vision and expectations for each employee
- Give employees short obtainable goals
- Managers should give praise, show appreciation, and celebrate when employee’s goals are obtained
- Allow employees to give input, and share ideas within the company
- Let there be one consistent message clearly communicated
- Direct managers must openly communicate each day with their employees and SMILE
- Customer services means helping everyone, including everyone inside the organization
- Are employee’s allowed to pursue their passion within the organization? They should be