THE NEW LEADERSHIP:

BOOST THE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AND DRIVE-UP THE EMPLOYEE RETENTION BY LISTENING TO YOUR PERSONNEL AND ANTICIPATING EFFECTIVELY ON WHAT MAKES THEM TICK

  • Increase your awareness of what drives your employees and what they are longing for

  • Make better predictions with regards to what motivates your employees and your team(s), and how they will respond to change

  • Increase the self-knowledge of your employees and help them to control and to manage their emotions, work motivation and productivity

  • Stimulate the motivation of employees, team(s), business unit(s) and organization to display the desired behaviour

  • Enhance the collaboration between employees and teams, and reduce the internal conflicts

  • Align the inner drive of your employees and team(s) with the ambition of the organization, and manage the profile of your team

  • Reduce the short term (mental) absence of employees and lower the staff turnover

  • Find the right job for the right employee during a internal reorganization

Motivating your employees and stimulating the desired behaviour starts with answering the question; ‘What makes them tick?’

Employee engagement is key to success for every company. According to a Harvard Business Review, engaged organizations have double the rate of success compared to less engaged organizations. Research indicates that employees who are engaged in their work will be highly motivated to give their best and are more likely to invest in the work they do, which leads to a higher quality of work produced and a higher productivity. On average, they are 30% more productive, 3 times more creative, 40% more efficient and easily generate up to 37% more sales. By investing in employee engagement, your company will be able to increase productivity, work quality, and retain top talent. Talent Culture found that increasing employee engagement investments by 10% can increase profits by $2,400 per employee per year.

In a study of companies with over 500 employees, researchers found that 71% of managers felt that employee engagement was one of the most important factors in overall company success. Despite employee engagement being viewed as a positive company-wide, the majority of employees still remain disengaged at work. According to Gallup data, only 33% of employees reported they are engaged at work.

So, what motivates employees, and how do you ensure that your employees are motivated to do their work?

Intrinsic motivation emerges from our inner drive. Each and every one of us perceives the world around us and the situation we are in based on our own personal needs, and everyone is driven by the desire to fulfill them. The 2 or 3 motivational drivers that are dominant motivate us the most and -subconsciously- trigger much of our behaviour on the work floor.

As a team leader, the most important challenge is to look byond your own motivation. The most effective and sustainable way to boost the engagement of your employees, team(s) and business unit(s) is to show genuine interest and find out what they are working for: To increase your awareness of what drives them in their work and to understand their emotional needs.

Listening Is the Secret Weapon of Good Leaders

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