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© 2009. SuccessSystems, Inc. www.trainingforsuccess.com WELCOME! Your Learning Facilitator is SAM LLOYD SuccessSystems, Inc. Boulder, CO 80308 www.trainingforsuccess.com.

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2 © SuccessSystems, Inc. WELCOME! Your Learning Facilitator is SAM LLOYD SuccessSystems, Inc. Boulder, CO Your Learning Facilitator is SAM LLOYD SuccessSystems, Inc. Boulder, CO

3 © SuccessSystems, Inc. A 3-pronged Strategy for Maintaining Employee Morale & Productivity Information Involvement Care & Concern

4 © SuccessSystems, Inc. Lack of Information When people have little/no information their fears are magnified! Rumors emerge and are repeated to attempt to fill the knowledge gap. The lack of information often sparks suspicion that bad things are being withheld. Even in good times a common complaint of employees is not knowing what is happening!

5 © SuccessSystems, Inc. Provide Information Transparency and truth counteract fears that spring from not knowing. Frequent updates for all employees: revenues, financial data, organizational changes, strategies and plans. Share data about competitors, customers, legislation, economic trends. Provide financial planning assistance.

6 © SuccessSystems, Inc. Impact of No Involvement Sends a message that their ideas and talents are not valued. Increases resistance to changes. Less commitment, enthusiasm and accountability. Fewer ideas, less creativity & innovation. Less trust and loyalty!

7 © SuccessSystems, Inc. Involve Employees! Ask for ideas – how to improve productivity, cut costs, increase sales, improve customer service, etc.Ask for ideas – how to improve productivity, cut costs, increase sales, improve customer service, etc.

8 © SuccessSystems, Inc. Do you get ideas? How many suggestions from employees monthly? - Total for month - Average per person Awful Fair Average Good Super!

9 © SuccessSystems, Inc. Involve Employees! Toyota In a single year over 1,905,000 suggestions from employees! 32.7 per worker! (2.75 per person per month) Tom Peters - Thriving on Chaos Implemented 95%!

10 © SuccessSystems, Inc. Involve Employees! Ask for ideas – how to improve productivity, cut costs, increase sales, improve customer service, etc.Ask for ideas – how to improve productivity, cut costs, increase sales, improve customer service, etc. Use ideas, publicize successes, give credit, express gratitude!Use ideas, publicize successes, give credit, express gratitude! Thanks to our customer service team!

11 © SuccessSystems, Inc. Involve Employees! Ask for ideas – how to improve productivity, cut costs, increase sales, improve customer service, etc. Use ideas, publicize successes, give credit, express gratitude! Invite employees’ families to information sharing & financial planning

12 © SuccessSystems, Inc. Care & Concern For decades one of the top 3 complaints in employee surveys: “No one cares whether I am here or not!” For decades one of the top 3 complaints in employee surveys: “No one cares whether I am here or not!”

13 © SuccessSystems, Inc. Care & Concern Show you care by asking about people, ask how you can help, ask about their concerns, their families. Train all supervisors and managers to ask, too! Train all supervisors and managers to improve interpersonal skills. All managers:relationships with their employees are as important as all other responsibilities, evaluate how they do, reward when done well, confront when not! All managers: relationships with their employees are as important as all other responsibilities, evaluate how they do, reward when done well, confront when not!

14 © SuccessSystems, Inc. Care & Concern continued Train all supervisors and managers to listen with empathy. Not only restate content - acknowledge emotions to demonstrate empathy!

15 © SuccessSystems, Inc. Care & Concern continued Train all supervisors and managers to listen with empathy. Add to your wellness program to show you care. Add to your wellness program to show you care. Bonus: lowers health care costs, improves recruiting & retention!

16 © SuccessSystems, Inc. Follow-Up Report Follow-Up Report Set a date Send us a letter You done good!! Or call us Or send an We will send you a positive reinforcement response!


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