As we embark upon re-opening the economy, companies and employees nervously anticipate what the “new normal” of work will look like. From masks, gloves and plexiglass shields to Zoom meetings, Slack messages and working from the kitchen table – work looks very different than it did just 3 months ago.
Bring an engaged and energized workforce back after the pandemic crisis subsides.
Anyone who leads people will tell you that engagement important. Ask them what that means and you’re often met with a blank stare. Barbecues, team-building events (née an afternoon playing golf or drinks after work) and the tired-and-true suggestion box are often rattled off as great ways to engage employees. As the French would say…bonne chance.
Helping employees find purpose builds employee engagement.
Front-line managers often have the toughest jobs in the company. Before telling them to “get out there and build employee engagement” ask yourself: have you engaged your managers?
These are angry times. It’s easy to get angry, and stay angry. Everyone’s fuse seems shorter, and quite often it feels as if things “just aren’t fun anymore.” Channeling your leadership influence into positivity creates an opportunity to make a real and constructive impact on people’s lives, everyday.
Delegating work seems simple. Ask someone to do something, and it gets done. In reality, it’s not that simple. There’s more to delegating work than saying “Make it so.”