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April 3, 2013

Inspiring Success in Your Leaders and Teams
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Happy Companies = Increased Profits

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Greetings Sam,


Is it really our responsibility as leaders to make our employees happy? Read my take.

Also, challenge yourself with our Employee Engagement Tune-Up Checklist, and give us your opinion in our Mini Survey.

Happy Companies, Increased Profits

Read the full post here

You are not responsible for whether or not your employees are happy people

BUT - If I say that you, as leaders, are responsible for:

  • engaging your employees
  • supporting their performance
  • valuing and enhancing their well-being
  • and stimulating their drive

You would probably agree that some or all of these factors are important to employee management. Well, these same elements are primary components of a "happy" workplace.

According to Gallup research:

In world-class organizations approximately 64% of employees are actively engaged, versus 34% at other companies. Can you imagine the results if an additional one-third of your employees demonstrated the highest levels of commitment to the organization, and to their work?

How& To& Develop& A& Happy& Workplace

How (and Why) To Develop A Happy Workplace

Once we change our perspective a bit, it becomes clear that a happy workplace is essential to higher productivity and higher profit, and that leaders can actually benefit the bottom line by actively working to create and support a happy work environment.

However, for you skeptics out there, there's more:

Research from Aon Hewitt shows organizations with levels of engagement at 65% or greater continue to outperform the total stock market index and posted total shareholder returns 22% higher than average in 2010.

On the other hand, companies with low engagement (45% or less) had a total shareholder return that was 28% lower than the average.

7 Steps To A Happy Workplace

#1 - Meaningful Work

It's obvious that a place like NASA is doing meaningful work, work that potentially impacts life on earth, but can you find meaning in what you do outside of rocket science?

I say yes, absolutely.

Read the rest of the 7 Steps To A Happy Workplace

Employee Engagement Tune-up

Tune-Up& Checklist

Do your employee engagement practices need a tune-up? Take an honest look at your organization, company or team. The following are signs of employee disengagement:

Turnover is high.

Employee particpation is low, & people seem to avoid contributing.

Absenteeism is high.

Complaints & finger-pointing are high.

"Apathetic" is a good way to describe much of your staff.

If you answered "yes" to any of these, you may want to take advantage of a FREE half-hour consultation.

Call Kristi at (650) 578-9626 or  Contact Us to learn what you may be missing.

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