Employees deserve to feel satisfied with their work. We’ve found that employees want three things, which are represented as the centerpiece of the Organization Flywheel.
3 Things Employees Need:
- They want to believe the organization has the right purpose. That’s why leaders who make themselves look good at the expense of the senior leadership do a disservice to all other employees—because the senior leadership represents “purpose” to the employees. If employees don’t feel good about senior leaders, they don’t feel good about the organization. A we/they culture breeds dissatisfaction.
- They want to know they are doing worthwhile work. During routine rounding, take this as an opportunity to let employees know the value of their work and the impact they have on the organization.
- Employees want to make a difference. The results are what fuel their passion. Getting results motivates people to persevere and seek more results.
Asti Kelley, Studer Education℠