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What Drives Employees To Perform? Part 2
Posted by Insightlink on 03/31/16
In a 10-part series Robert Gray, President of Insightlink Communications identifies the top 10 drivers of employee engagement according to Survey of the American Workforce, a recently completed national survey conducted annually by Insightlink.
Enjoying what you do was found to be the number one driver and the single most important motivator of job satisfaction in the US today. The second most important driver is reciprocity.
Do your employees feel that they are cogs in a wheel, easily replaced, or do you demonstrate that they are an integral part of your operation? Quite often, senior management will talk up the value of employees and claim that their contributions are essential but their actions–especially in difficult times–screams cogs.
Commitment is a two-way street. There are 4 Cs in the Insightlink model of employee engagement: commitment, communication, culture and compensation. The first of these, commitment, means that if employers want loyal employees, they need to be loyal employers.
Unfortunately, many view employees as free agents willing to jump ship for any better offer. Many employers long for the days when productive employees stuck around for their entire careers. Employees, on the other hand, believe that companies do not value loyalty and will sacrifice employees for the bottom line or as fall guy for management. Employees point to downsizing, rightsizing and re-engineering as evidence.
Clearly, there are employers who create appealing work environments, and are genuinely committed to helping employees stay, grow, and prosper as the organization succeeds. But it’s a minority of U.S. organizations.
An employers’ commitment is demonstrated by fairness, trust, and concern:
Of course, the best way to plan action for your own company is to conduct your own survey so if we can help please let us know. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, to get pricing click here or feel free to contact Lynn Gore at 866-802-8095 ext. 705.
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