According to a survey published this month by Right Management, 83% of employees said they are actively seeking a new position for 2014. Gallup’s State of the American Workplace study earlier this year found that 70% of workers are not engaged or actively disengaged and emotionally disconnected from their workplaces, and thus less likely to be productive. Gallup’s research also finds that engagement is strongly connected to business outcomes essential to an organization’s financial success.
Here are three workplace trends that are likely to keep employees engaged and retained in 2014:
Toxic leadership always ends badly but it doesn’t start that way. Toxic leadership (as is the case with any from of leadership) requires followership and to assume that at the outset the followership knew what they were in for is incorrect. Toxic leadership goes bad in stages and the followership are sucked in over time to the point that they are unable to see the toxicity emerging – or if they do, they often feel powerless to oppose it. They might feel entrapped and that they have too much to lose by speaking up and so end up by doing nothing.
“Recent study from the annual Deloitte Core Beliefs and Culture Survey indicate several common grounds for both employees and leaders. According to the study, both employees and leaders agree that b...”
Seth Godin argues the Internet has ended mass marketing and revived a human social unit from the distant past: tribes. Founded on shared ideas and values, tribes give ordinary people the power to lead and make big change.
It's how you frame it: Transformational leadership and the meaning of work Timothy P. Munyon and I recently published this article in Business Horizons (May/June, 2013). You can find the article in your local library, but here is ...
Americans are no strangers to labor and have a culture of few vacations and work rigorous schedules. Vacation, something 23% of the workforce isn’t privy to, is something most people seldom take and this is beginning to take a toll on the work force.
Leaders Need To Keep Their Feet On The Ground While Seeking A Higher ... Forbes The first is that the world is changing faster than leaders can reinvent themselves, leading to a growing gap between them and those they lead.
With the collaborative economy pushing businesses into the next phase of social business, executives must learn how to motivate, encourage and lead employees [and customers too] in a way that adds value to everyone involved in the collaborative work environment. Employees and customers are collaborating on products, services and content more than ever before. In preparation for the collaborative economy, consider what role do executives play in fostering a collaborative environment when employees and customers can receive what they need from each other?
Another Thanksgiving has arrived. Did you make sure to tell the world what you are grateful for?
Gratitude, without a doubt is one of the key characteristics of a leader. Since we all know that leading in a vacuum isn’t really possible, it is only with the positive contributions of others that we as leaders are able to accomplish our goals.
However, I want to share a question that occurred to me this year as another feast is about to be served and many feelings of thankfulness discussed.
Why is it that we require a holiday to profess our gratitude? Regardless of what it is we are grateful for.