The primary difference between leaders who lead and those who simply manage is how much autonomy they encourage for their team. This is not to say that a leader's input or vision is not valuable or is not a required role of their job. However, how a leader makes their team members feel about their own role within their position can have very positive or negative effects.
Research has shown that an employee who is happy and engaged is likely to be more productive, less likely to complain and more motivated. However, not all companies understand that it is fundamental to keep employees motivated in order to persuade them to be more productive. Here are some useful tips that might help you increase company productivity with the help of your staff personnel.
By now we are all aware of the numerous studies that prove how companies with more engaged employees outperform those without. The next question that should be asked is - what can companies do to help increase levels of employee engagement? One possible solution that may be overlooked is to promote a culture of philanthropy.
Low employee engagement, which leads to high employee turnover, is bad for business. It is essential to an organization's success that leadership helps create a culture that makes its employees want to stay and put forth their best efforts. If not, it is likely to continually lose its very best employees. The following is a helpful infographic that discusses the top 10 reasons that good employees leave their jobs.
How do we balance the multiple demands placed on us at work and in our lives? The following are a few tips that can be useful to consider when seeking a better work-life balance.
Inspiring workplaces are places where people feel motivated to perform at their best potential and to contribute their ideas for the betterment of the organization. Inspiring leaders understand that there are no motivational shortcuts. Pep talks, team building activities and salary perks all have their place, but creating a highly motivated workforce is not the result of a one, ten or even twenty times a year event.
There’s no shortage of opinions on Millennials, but let’s start with a fact: They will outnumber Baby Boomers in the workforce by 2015. You read that right. This generation, born between 1980 and 2000, will also make up 75% of employees by 2025. Because it’s clearly time for leaders to learn how to engage Millennials, here are three things to keep in mind.
In assessing the effectiveness of communications, the primary focus normally is on verbal and written communications and, to some extent, body language. Listening, although essential, is often overlooked or given less consideration. This is a mistake. A number of benefits can be derived when those in leadership positions focus on listening as part of the communication process. Here is a list of 8 ways to apply effective listening skills.
The following are selections from the legacycultures.com blog that highlight the value and importance of focusing on employee engagement in the workplace. In these posts, our authors discuss research as well as ideas for inspiring greater employee engagement in your workplace.
New Book on Respectful Workplaces and Increased Productivity In The Respect Effect: Using the Science of Neuroleadership to Inspire a More Loyal and Productive Workplace McGraw-Hill, 2013 (a new book authored by Legacy’s President and CEO Paul Meshanko), the primary job of all managers and leaders is to help those individuals who report to them [...]