Your passion is important. If you lose your way, you lose your passion.
Anyone can fall victim of losing their passion at some point or another. Results from Gallup’s State of the American Workforce reveal disengagement at work happens to over 50% of employees. Yet organizations with higher employee engagement perform at higher levels, so what can leaders do to keep teams engaged. Dr. Pilcher refers to her days as a tennis enthusiast to demonstrate the struggle to maintain passion and how to help each other from losing our way.
This episode address questions, such as:
- What does it mean when we lose our passion?
- How do we reengage at work?
- How can leaders help employees reengage?
If you've ever wondered, "Does my work actually matter?" you're not alone. 74% of LinkedIn members place a high value on finding work that delivers on a sense of purpose. People want to feel good about the work they do.
Throughout life, you may have phases where you feel your passions and skills are no longer obvious to you, or your employer. Finding what brings meaning to your work and simultaneously enhancing your personal life is key to growth and significance in your career.
Today, the old ways of running a workplace -- annual reviews, forced rankings, outdated competencies -- don't get the intended results. Leaders must gain scientific insight into employees' evolving wants and needs and learn how to build an exceptional workplace.
Have you noticed an increase in employee turnover? Or maybe a lack of urgency and focus to reach goals? Are employees taking longer breaks, frequently missing work, or becoming increasingly more critical or cynical? These are symptoms of a team that suffers from low morale.