The Management Blog
Tips & advice to help you improve your performance
The CMI/Glassdoor’s latest survey identifies the top 20 most inspirational workplaces in Britain, and it’s these businesses that are driving performance and tapping into the potential of their most loyal, talented staff.
As the survey suggests, you need to build a culture and leadership style that attracts, develops and maintains the best talent out there.
When managers attend our training programmes, we often ask the question, “In the last year, how many CDs on management have you listened to, how many DVDs on management have you watched, how many YouTube videos on management have you researched, how many TED talks have you downloaded, how many podcasts have you listened to on management, how many books on management or leadership have you read and how many articles have you saved on leadership or management?”
Many surveys have shown that growth and development are two of the driving forces behind people’s engagement at work, helping them benefit and get rewarded for the hard work and effort they put into their jobs.
How do people benefit from that extra discretionary effort?
The degree to which a person is ‘engaged’ with their work can make a massive difference to the morale, productivity and atmosphere of your department.
Kevin Kruse says that employee engagement does not mean employee happiness, or employee satisfaction.
If I were to ask what was the biggest challenge facing you as a manager today, many replies would cover the inability to attract, retain and maintain talented individuals to their teams.
Ask yourself if the strategies you are currently employing are enabling your most talented individuals to build a career platform with you.
According to a white paper launched jointly by commercial real estate services and investment firm CBRE and Genesis, a leading real estate innovator, we are facing a revolution in the workplace.
The paper—Fast Forward 2030: The Future of Work and the Workplace—is based on interviews with experts, business leaders and people from Asia Pacific, Europe and North America, and covers a broad range of topics including how workplaces will change and how employees themselves are changing.
So much is being written about the 2020’s that sometimes we lose track of what’s going on in the present.
But it’s good to think ahead because it gives us a chance to build the skills we need to deal with the massive changes that are happening all around us, and become more creative in how we handle them.