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Lori VanNess, CPM, SPHR, MSHRA VanNess Consulting 863-514-7660 firstname.lastname@example.org George Carlin said “Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.”
7 out of 10 employees are disengaged and they aren’t interested in their jobs – Only 14% are in their “dream career” and 55% are interested in changing jobs according to Money, September 2014 65% of full-time workers who don’t earn their desired salary Threats, Lack of Trust and Lack of Caring top the charts
Transition of Leadership/Management Workload too high Lack of investment in Development/Mobility Non-inclusive Culture Old-fashioned Working Conditions Micro-management Fear Environment
Is the feeling of challenge change to feeling of routine? Did you think something was missing? Did you start to look around? Did you know that the most valued employees most likely suffer from job discontent? ◦ Challenging work ◦ Personal growth ◦ Contributor
Willingness of an employee to happily involve themselves in their job and the work of the organization Employee engagement is a combination of ─ job satisfaction ─ organizational commitment ─ willingness to go beyond the formal requirements of the job ─ personal identification with the organization
Engaged employees Improve job and work design Frustration Achievement Cultivate the psychological contract Accept and deal with outside events Work with employee attitude
Energize a job means structure: ◦ Growth ◦ Challenge ◦ Renewal without leaving job/organization ◦ Process Improvement ◦ Assign different tasks ◦ Personal/Group goals ◦ Feedback on contribution ◦ Communicate, communicate, communicate
Energized and engaged leaders are essential Self evaluation Leaders must monitor, develop, enhance and ignite their own engagement and energy Leaders should be the pilot light ◦ Dr. Theresa Welbourne wrote the following: There is a lot of focus today on employee engagement, but what about leader energy and engagement? Everywhere you look there are signs that leaders are not doing very well.
Assume others are smart and working hard Listen intently and ask thoughtful questions Acknowledge the sacrifices others have made on your behalf Express gratitude for their effort and their results Remind them why their work is so important and the difference they are making
Evaluate yourself Daily – Physical/Nutrition ◦ Begin by evaluating you diet Do you skip meals? Do you take time to enjoy your food? Do you shovel it in and forget what you ate? Are you eating balanced meals? Do you focus on keeping your body hydrated? "The wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings. Let food be your medicine." - Hippocrates
Exercise ◦ Increases your health ◦ More energy ◦ Happier Power Naps 15-20 minutes – even if you don’t sleep, you gain energy (do this on your break or lunch) 20 minute walk can wake up your mind Get enough sleep 7-8 hours "If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health." -- HippocratesHippocrates
Listen to pump-up music Switch between tasks Reward yourself for your achievements Avoid multi-tasking Try 10 more minutes Schedule when possible Take a vacation Take breaks every 60-90 minutes Get social
Manage your emotions Remain calm under pressure 90% of Top Performers Manage their emotions Alertness improves performance Appreciation Eliminate the “What if” Stay Positive DISCONNECT Sleep Eliminate negative self-talk
Engaged employees Alignment between ◦ Strategy ◦ Structures ◦ Processes ◦ Rewards ◦ People Meaningful work Empower Accountability is a 2-way street Year-round focus
Discuss the benefits of success Keep the team interested Set realistic goals Design reward/recognition Get the team working together Know your team – each member Recognize the efforts Be friendly – but not too friendly Create social events outside of work
Create a comfortable environment Be specific Keep things fresh and exciting Stay positive BE A GOOD ROLE MODEL Emotional Intelligence ◦ Self Awareness ◦ Self Regulation ◦ Motivation ◦ Empathy ◦ Social Skills
You can and do make a difference Adopt a continual learning mindset Review Articles, books, and discussions ◦ Reflect on self-improvement Review, Refocus, Renew Practice, Practice, Practice Love what you do and have fun! Live, Love, Learn, Laugh and Leave a Legacy (S Covey modified by LV)
First – Ask employees what would benefit them most? Wellness incentives Seminars on Finances Retirement Planning Lunch and Learns Parenting – Information Available Relationship Seminars USE your RESOURCES – Human Resources/Talent Management Team
You can’t “retain” people, you can only “attract” them. You can’t “engage” them, but you can “inspire and support” them. You can’t only “train” them, you can “enable them to learn” and “give them the opportunities to develop.” Become an Inspirational Leader!
Being a team leader is simply: Giving total commitment to the team. Seeking commitment from each member. Holding each member accountable to that commitment. Unknown Being a team leader is simply: Giving total commitment to the team. Seeking commitment from each member. Holding each member accountable to that commitment.
You can change roles weekly – and if schedule changes don’t fret, it is your schedule! And you can always arrow forward Roles in your life ◦ Daily – You schedule and time and what you will do in each category for yourself Intellectual (Read 10 pages) Emotional (movie/bubble bath) Spiritual – meditate/read Physical – Exercise/walk/breathe deeply 7 other roles – Ie: Boss – choose one name What you are going to do and when and how long – then schedule it in your calendar – this is a big rock Use your calendar and schedule the most import things in first, break large projects into smaller pieces and schedule. Use your time wisely – if you are a morning person do those larger tasks first, if not, do them later. If something comes up, keep track of your to-do list and try to schedule tasks together – email, phone calls, planning time.