- Only 40% of today’s workforce knows their company’s goals and objectives. Make sure that your employees understand what the bigger goal is for the quarter or year. But also ensure that the employee knows what his or her department goals are. Too many may appreciate that certain revenue or targets are necessary, but don’t think they are responsible for any part of it. Help them connect the dots.
- 43% of highly engaged employees receive feedback at least once a week. Too much is being written about annual reviews not being effective. But what is more important is what type of feedback is given and how regularly. Ensure that your team understands what went right just as much as they know what could use improvement. Hearing what works will help everyone continue doing the right things. But be careful that the feedback isn’t too scripted. Being genuine and attentive to how someone takes feedback will make or break the team. (we’ll write more about this in a different post).
- 90% of leaders think that an engagement strategy is a good idea, however less than 25% of them have one. Take an hour to sit as a leadership team to develop a culture strategy for your organization. Having the requirements drafted will help everyone follow suit.
 Gallup. http://www.gallup.com/strategicconsulting/163007/state-american-workplace.aspx
 Bain. http://www.bain.com/about/people-and-values/our-team/profiles/chris-zook.aspx
Towers Watson. http://www.towerswatson.com
 ACCOR. http://www.dalecarnegie.com/white-papers/organizational-engagement/