Every boss at every level yearns to unlock the key to engaging their employees in ways that boost productivity, juice creativity and innovation, improve retention and have positive impact on the bottom line.
To that end they hire consultants and coaches, attend seminars, read books and discuss it with their peers.
They speak of those who are successful with reverence and pay large sums to hear them speak.
And they hear the same thing over and over from every source.
It’s as simple as 1-2-3
- Be happy.
- Take care of your employees.
- Create a culture in which they grow and thrive.
Look at any successful company, department or team, large or small, and you’ll find the same 1-2-3 ideas being put into action.
The rocket science all bosses seek is the same—engagement is a function of them, not you—which is exactly why so many of them have a hard time with it.
To paraphrase an ex President, it’s the people, stupid.
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