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Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren't Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason

Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren't Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
 
 

According to Gallup research, an astounding 70 percent of U.S. employees are not showing up to work fully committed to deliver their best performance. Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers are basically sleepwalking through their day, and 18 percent of them are busy acting out their unhappiness.

 

So what gives? Gallup has been preaching for two decades that in order to reverse this crisis, great managers (like Google's own) that understand human nature and how to motivate and inspire diverging needs of people, need to be put into management roles at every level of the organization.

 

When a company raises employee engagement levels across every business unit through great management of people, it leads to higher profitability, productivity, and lower turnover. 


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Trumans's curator insight, November 29, 2017 6:34 PM

The salient point here is that firms who ignore the science behind what makes a great manager are those most likely to suffer.

Ian Berry's curator insight, December 1, 2017 4:42 PM
There's a valid point to the research I do wonder though how Gallup has been at this for 30 years+ and yet you would think by reading articles like this that there's been no improvement in things like employee engagement despite all their research they are telling the same story that most people are disengaged from their work which is the reality in some organisations yet definitely not all
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 29, 8:21 AM
Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers are basically sleepwalking through their day, and 18 percent of them are busy acting out their unhappiness.
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5 Signs You Have High Emotional Intelligence

5 Signs You Have High Emotional Intelligence | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Just how important is high emotional intelligence to business success? When L’Oreal started hiring sales people based on emotional competency, the high EQ reps outsold the traditionally chosen ones by over $90,000. Another company found emotionally skilled sales sold $54,000 more each. If you’re more convinced by research, study after study after study has linked EQ and career success.

 

Which is all fine and good, but these findings are only useful to you personally if it’s possible for you actually improve your EQ.


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This is surely most interesting and of course most informative! Feels good to see some if not all the qualities in oneself! It is always important to know about the emotional intelligence of the person you are hiring for your organisation!

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, January 6, 2014 10:15 PM

A hard look at your emotional skills and weaknesses is the first step to improving EQ, which is highly correlated with business success.

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3 Simple Secrets to Motivating People

3 Simple Secrets to Motivating People | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

One of the key roles any leader plays is finding ways to motivate your team to reach your organization's goals. But the secret to motivating people is, wait for it .....that you can't do it. I have studied this issue by talking to and working with thousands of people over many years and the one thing everyone can agree on is that you can't motivate someone to do what they don't want to do.

 

What you need to do instead is find out what people want and then show them how they can get it. Motivation is intrinsic. People get excited about pursuing a goal when it's in their own self-interest. As a leader, the trick is to see if you can find an alignment between what your people want and what will help grow the organization. The upside is that if you can tap into the underlying desires people have, you will get amazing performances in return from them.


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Motivation is more intrinsic than extrinsic, as such, the key role of a leader is to try to make people align their goals with the what will make the organisation grow. 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 30, 2016 5:57 PM

It is impossible to get people to do something they don't want to do. But if you understand what they want and show them how to get it - they will do amazing things.

Adele Taylor's curator insight, November 1, 2016 5:06 PM
Not quite what I was expecting, but a great read!