Surveys provide insights into business challenges and if changes are not made, the issues remain the same year after year.
Ernst & Young have provided numerous articles on Productivity - and it is still one of the most important issues in the economy at the moment. A report from Neil Plumridge back in 2012 advised that 1 in 3 people let the team down due to low productivity! Actual costs to Australian Business: $40 Billion in wasted time!
And recently, the SMH reported "Australia needs a "laser-like focus " on boosting productivity growth if it's to restore reasonable growth in real incomes", Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe
If your staff are not engaged, your business is not growing.
Tips for maximum staff engagement:
Ensure your staff are working to their strengths - and they will be engaged and productive. Dr. Martin Seligman’s extensive research and his work in the corporate sector, has shown that the link between engagement and productivity is indisputable.
Understand how people communicate and their dominant style. Staff frustrations are often caused by an inability to communicate. Learning how to communicate effectively not only helps at work but in all relationships and it is fun to learn. If you think your colleague is an alien, check communication styles.
Influence the level of engagement through skillful job design, creating meaning and purpose – and through improved communication and relationship building. This recognised process can have a dramatic impact on your organisation’s success and on the well-being of your people.
It is a financial risk every time you hire - so get it right! Understand the strengths dna of the people you hire and how they will fit into your team.
Find out what the candidate really enjoys, where this fits into the role and what they most dislike. How much time will be spent on enjoyable tasks?