If you’re struggling to break through the dissonance of today’s marketplace mindset, you are not alone. Nearly 93% of the executives in a five-year research study believed they were losing touch with the factors that make their employees and teams successful.
Leaps forward in your company will require well-planned, decisive actions. Your goals are achievable, though, if you start gathering data, leveraging insights, and making bold moves.
Start making your own bold moves with three small steps that deliver big results.
1. LISTEN TO YOUR EMPLOYEES
“I want to work for a company whose leaders care about me as a human being. I want opportunities to grow professionally, and to be part of something bigger than myself."
Sound familiar? Maybe not familiar enough. According to research at Gallup, 87% of employees are not engaged at work. That's a lot of missed opportunity, because Gallup's research also indicates that companies with highly engaged workforces outperform their peers by 147% in earnings per share.
Unfortunately, too often the friction created by today's marketplace mindset is a barrier to unlocking the potential for performance. You can start by listening to how your employees see themselves in the world today. Get inside their heads to find the hooks that drive performance.
2. WATCH OUT FOR "HIGH ALERT" TRANSITION POINTS
Executing bold moves is a business imperative to break through the dissonance created by today's marketplace mindset, especially at critical junctures in an enterprise's lifecycle:
- Rapid growth
- Exit strategy pressures
- Leadership transition
- Talent realignment
- Market disruption
- Community engagement demands
If you're facing one of these six critical junctures, pay close attention to whether you're really prepared to take your team through a transition. Do you understand the hidden factors that will make or break the success of the people you're counting on to reach your goals? If you're unsure, you need more data.
3. TAP INTO TOOLS
You don't have to go through this alone. Get the help you need to navigate the mindset of today's employees. Deploying the right tools will ensure that you are discovering hidden factors within your employee base and leveraging those insights to influence productivity, performance, and job satisfaction.
Ready to get serious about making bold moves?