Since the year 2000, roughly 70 percent of the U.S. workforce has been disengaged, according to Gallup research.
No leader wants to have a disengaged and unmotivated worker on their team. It hurts productivity and lowers morale. This begs the question: In an era where employees call the shots during one of the most precarious times in our history, how do you really engage and motivate your employees?
That’s a great starting point for powerful discussions that I often have with my executive coaching clients. Here’s what I often tell them:
1. Give them work that has meaning and purpose
Studies have revealed that workers who have a sense of purpose are more focused, creative, and resilient. Leaders must make a practice of reminding their employees how their work makes a difference and changes the lives of those they serve. Employees often feel…
This article was written by Marcel Schwantes and originally published on www.inc.com