How much impact does leadership/management have on employee engagement, satisfaction and happiness? According to the 2014 State of the American Workplace research by Gallup, managers play the most significant role in driving engagement. In fact they are responsible for 70% of variance in engagement (or disengagement) at any given organization. The fact that only 30% of the American workforce is engaged means that we need to invest more time training our managers and leaders.
A recent article in Entrepreneur gives 25 ideas you can provide your managers with today, to help them make a difference in motivating and inspiring your employees. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Find out what your employees need
- Be respectful
- Lead by example
- Stress your company’s purpose
- Do what you say
- Encourage personal growth
- Get to know your team
- Be accessible
What do you think of these 25 ideas? What would you add? Share with us here or on Twitter using the #APlusInsights.