"Creative Employee Engagement Gets Down to One Thing: Employees Feel It's THEIR Company to Build"
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Why not change that completely with one point on an employee engagement checklist: How can you make employees feel it's their company to build?
What new business successes and great surprises would happen if that were a firm-wide initiative? Let's try it... It's a crazy idea - but so were most of today's models and inventions when they began.
5 Ways highest employee engagement could result in much greater business success in surprising ways:
2. MANAGEMENT/OWNERSHIP 110% ENGAGED: Management and ownership designed around that model have to get creative! But they will also begin to feel 110% engaged - even if they have to share a lot more of the glory, the recognition, the financial success. But they will find a new success: Greater happiness at work; likely much higher and more sustainable long-term overall bottom line. And incredible boost in employee recruiting and retention -- of the best, most creative employees.
A creatively engaged partner coworkers milieu is a whole new kind of success. True 1000 Year Business Thinking.
Companies with happy engaged partner-coworkers will be more creative. There will be fewer personnel or personal problems to handle -- less stress and thus fewer health issues. The recruiting/retention cost savings, loss of company skill/knowledge base and cost of retraining with high turnover -- could be reversed.
5. CREATIVE INNOVATION/PRODUCTIVITY INCREASED - NEW IDEA GENERATION. Companies with 110% creative employee engagement will find creative, innovative ideas -- as well as creative productivity -- sprouting constantly. To encourage this -- as well as greater recognition -- companies need a way to capture those ideas and feed them back to the whole company; software programs that capture and circulate creative employee ideas can change the "participatory" sense of the environment.
When we're doing Right Brain Aerobics for Creativity & Innovation organizational training -- the number of new ideas generated can soar -- indicating all employees have creative, pent up ideas with nowhere to go! Let them go somewhere, recognize and pull for employee creative genius -- and you'll get it. As well as much higher employee sense of partner-coworker engagement. Shoot for 110% creative engagement - not just improving the current 30% a little.
Why not do this with clients, too? BUT --
Barriers to business success will be broken as barriers to everyone feeling that this is THEIR company to build!
Greater innovation, creativity, flexibility in changing times -- come with completely engaged partner coworkers -- happier, everyone creatively productive and inspired at 110%. The chances that this could transform the positive bottom line -- and the positive bottom line of happiness for every partner coworker, manager, owner, stakeholder might be astonishing.
Having a few highly compensated folks at the top of a company of low-paid disengaged workers as a model does not necessarily mean great happiness for the top few -- or the clients -- or the stakeholders -- or the city/state/country -- for productivity and great client services.
It's a crazy idea - but someone is bound to try it. It's the one thing that isn't being tried -- and where new maverick 1000-Year-Companies will come from.
|Sandra H. Rodman|
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