According to a recent report from Deloitte, 88% of employees don’t have passion for their work, and so they don’t contribute their full potential. Another shocking statistic from this report is that only around 20% of senior management is passionate about what they do, which signals a much bigger problem.
Having a leader or manager that isn’t passionate about their work can definitely lead to bad results, in terms of employee productivity. Employee disengagement is costing the US $500 billion per year. Employees that don’t get the recognition and respect from managers that they deserve, will become disengaged, and not want to work hard.
2/3 of today’s employees feel “overwhelmed.” 80% would like to work fewer hours. The workload has doubled or tripled yet most companies don’t offer the leadership and employee develop training necessary to give their leaders and individual contributors the heightened skill set to manage that much work. So the problems still exist, and the worst part is that the productivity required to survive each day is getting higher. So leaders and employees are naturally feeling more stressed out and wanting to leave their job for what may seem to be a better opportunity.
86% of businesses and HR leaders believe they don’t have an adequate leadership pipeline. The fact of the matter is, if you have great leaders employees feel empowered and motivated to provide better results for that person. People who aren’t passionate about what they do are considered to be a disengaged employee.
Only 6% believe their current process for managing performance is worth the time. Finding a way to manage employee performance has to be the way of the future, and managers have to start buying into it. Leaders must be able to recognize his/her employees’ strengths, weaknesses, and delegate tasks in such a way to develop their true potential plus enhance their abilities.
It’s time to wake up leaders! Your most important assets walk out the door or your organization every day at closing time. Your leadership practices that day are the determining factor as to whether your employees will show up tomorrow with the passion of a superstar or “just show up.” When they’ve had enough disheartening and uninspiring leadership practices, the superstars will exit at an alarming rate!
We believe every leader, manager, and individual contributor should take the assessment we offer first. This assessment will show each person his/her strengths and areas which could be improved. We can then show each leader how to utilize this information to build a more effective team, improve his/her own skill set, and improve each individual’s results, increase engagement, improve job satisfaction, and ultimately improve employee retention.
What does this tell us? We need to change our course! Conducting a few more focus groups to spend one one one time with employees and giving away free popcorn in the break rooms while trying to mask the increase in productivity standards WON’T fix the problems…. it’s making it worse!
What do we need to do? We need to invest more in our leadership to arm them with what they need to change these numbers.
How do we do this?
- Identify what drives our employees.
- Teach our managers how to organize their projects and day more effectively.
- Place the right tools in the managers’ hands so they can invest the much needed time to develop and coach their staff.
We have the expertise and tools to help you get back on track and maintain. We will provide you with customized survey tools, behavior focused assessments and results driving education.
Let’s schedule a 15-30 minute consultation (not sales call) to answer your questions and discuss your options
Here is the link to the full report: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-fermin/13-disturbing-facts-about_b_6140996.html