INSPIRED to Engage & Perform!
Building organisations where people want to do their best rest on the shoulders of leaders that enable people to grow and be happy at work. Dr. Ron Friedman, who researches such organisations, tells us that happy employees work in companies that meet their employees’ needs, not only physical but also psychological.
The satisfaction of basic psychological needs of autonomy, competence and relatedness are at the heart of employee engagement and these trends are well supported by the Self Determination Theory.
Psychological need for autonomy can be satisfied by empowering employees to make decisions on how, when and where they do their jobs. The need for competence can be fostered by effective praise and appropriate on-the-job challenges. Finally, relatedness is exemplified in high-quality relationships that make us feel like we are a part of a community. Not surprisingly Gallup organisational surveys measuring employee wellbeing show that workplace friendships are a strong predictor of job satisfaction.
Earlier this month we worked with a company to deliver a 2.5 day leadership conference focused on leading with an enterprising heart. The heart and soul of the conference was about sense of belonging, connectedness, collaboration and serving the community through the power of story. We focused on the 5 core drivers for employees, that we have noticed in the workplace, of happiness, freedom, purpose, collaboration and belonging through keynotes, workshops, activities and business unit sessions. The result an inspired group of leaders who were all on the same page of leading with wellbeing in mind.
In this month’s INSPIRED by Speakers Institute Corporate, we want to give you value by sharing some of the recipes for an effective team and living relationships working toward a shared goal. A healthy culture that fosters engagement is what enables us to thrive at work and while the leadership team can go a long way in creating optimal working conditions, a significant aspect of job satisfaction rests with the efforts that are under everyone’s individual control.
What do you do to make your people be engaged, involved and committed to their work?
Check out our upcoming events on Calm Under Pressure (July 6th), Future of Leading People & Culture (August 10th) and Mastering Presentation to C-Suite (Aug 28-29) at the end of this newsletter.
If you need support in creating cohesive teams with a sense of purpose and direction and involve them in a shared goal, then please reach out and arrange a call with me and we can discuss further.
Have a great week!