"If you have dead wood in your organisation it is because you either hired dead wood in the first place, or you hired live wood; then killed it.”
W. Edwards Deming
We think we understand what the key indicators of positively engaged staff are - clearly defined by the Institute of Employment Studies :
Well do you?
Your responsibility in leading others, stretches way beyond hiring great people, you have a role that requires subtlety, empathy and outstanding communication skills.
Ask yourself these questions:
The Set-up-to-fail Syndrome
Outlined in the Harvard Business Review in 1998, Manzoni and Barsoux suggested that managers’ actions are too often the cause of poor performance. Triggered by an initial event, the syndrome described a deterioration in manager-staff relations, resulting in inevitable failure. Poor rapport, unclear communications, micro-managing, solution-focused conversations set within a clear blame culture are all elements within this unsatisfactory interplay. It is difficult to rise above and will lead to overt indicators of poor performance:
Creating a nurturing performance environment
Chris Lorimer is an
experienced management consultant who has helped many owners, Directors and staff to achieve more.