Tagged: Values at Work
Drawing on in-depth research of hundreds of successful innovators soon to be released in his next book, Change the World without Quitting your Job, Kaihan Krippendorff outlines the seven key steps to unlock the value of your employees’ ideas, drive innovation inside your organization, and make sure the next “great idea” doesn’t go unnoticed.
Engagement happens when organizational and individual paths to success meet and employees are able to experience maximum satisfaction from their jobs while contributing at a maximum level to the team and organization’s goals. You can see this in an organization when more employees are having “great days at work.”
Throughout the course of a career today, almost everyone will, at some point, experience a change brought on by organizational shifts, layoffs, or even personal choices, such as a family move, pregnancy, or the realization that they are simply not in the right role. Still, it’s hard to let go of the idea that if we’ve done all the right things – studied, showed up on time, worked hard, and received recognition for doing well – our career still may not go as planned. Things that alter our career journey are called disruptions, and it’s not a matter of if you’ll experience them; it’s when.
Blessing White’s ongoing research underscores this: in 360 feedback data collected for thousands of managers and executives, the majority of leaders get higher ratings on the competence items than on the connection items. The leaders who were rated highest overall were not the ones who scored highest in the competence Items, but rather, the ones scoring highest in the connection items.
Each of us has several values, and when one or more of them are not being satisfied, we are (sometimes unknowingly) unhappy. What it all boils down to is this: In the context of feeling fulfilled in our careers, are we working for spare change or are we making a true investment in our lives?
In this model, BlessingWhite details a specific and compelling model for defining Employee Engagement – and what it means to the individual and the organization they work for. This video model is used to explain clearly to our Employee Engagement Survey Clients.
With many financial services organizations facing large fines for mis-selling, non-compliance, tax avoidance and rate fixing – this sector has undergone close scrutiny with regard to its ethics, accountability, compliance and customer focus. Together...