I met some of my ex-colleagues yesterday and we had a great time. Whenever we meet, one of the topics which always used to come out was how engaged all of us were sometime back.
“Many people are unmotivated, not because they have a great reason to be, but rather because they have not been given a great reason to be motivated & engaged.
Keeping the money part aside, some of the things which i could see as a difference
1. Great set of colleagues. I think it really matters with whom you are surrounded with. When you are surrounded with knowledgeable people and people who really work, it automatically spreads. When you are surrounded with people who come to office keeping their brain at home, CGO’s, News readers and As…..s, i guess there is no way people are going to be engaged.
2. A transparent and honest manager, who really cares, gives feedback and helps others grow. Also, when you see your manager putting his best effort and he is truly trying, it really motivates and inspires others. It all starts from the TOP. The same way when a manager can spot a bad apple quickly rather than promoting him or praising him, the work environment become a great place automatically.
3. A great work culture. With a great set of people and good practices, this automatically happens.
I concluded my thought with this. If a company has the right set of practices to hire good people, constantly improves on it, and promotes a good work culture which is transparent and honest, i don’t think there is no need for a separate HR organization promote employee engagement.
The value differentiation for any company always was and always will be PEOPLE.
“If you work in an urgent-only culture, the only solution is to make the right things urgent.” – Seth Godin, author of Linchpin
Happy Learning !!!
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