As a leader, you may be unwittingly diminishing company profits by killing employee engagement. Engaged and thriving employees are the secret sauce to your organization’s competitive advantage. According to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace 2022 Report, “employees who are not engaged or who are actively disengaged cost the world $7.8 trillion in lost productivity and that business units with engaged workers have 23% higher profit compared with business units with miserable workers.” For small business owners, even one disengaged employee is one too many. Consider the costs. Imagine the impact.
When was the last time you purposefully changed your leadership style?
Many leaders continue to practice the management style they developed at the beginning of their
careers. As the expectations of the workforce evolve, so must one’s leadership style. There is no law
prohibiting counterproductive management traits in the workplace, However, the law of cause and
effect takes care of that with diminished quality of work, reduced appetite for going the extra mile, or
a culture of low morale all of which deteriorate the bottom line, The call to action is for leaders to
be more intentional about creating work environments that drive engagement and unleash potential
because this won’t happen by accident. The consistent practice of active listening, coaching with
respect and empathy as well as collaborating with an open mind create workplaces of inclusion and
belonging where potential can not only be realized but maximized. Staff feels heard, valued, and
motivated to do their best work. Join Yvette Steele as she shares strategies to drive engagement through unleashed potential based on her book ìImpactful Inclusion Toolkit: 52 Activities to Help You Learn and Practice Inclusion in the Workplace.