I am Barbara Yager, Motivational Speaker, Best Selling Author and Business Consultant.
I Help Organizations Build Business Brilliance…by enhancing the depth of their culture and uplifting the people who work in them.
Organizational Culture is the glue that holds everything together.
When organizations have a vibrant corporate culture that supports and uplifts the company and its employees, the bottom line naturally improves because customers are drawn to vibrant organizations.
Is your company looking to improve its culture? Here are 5 of my favorite strategies.
5 Simple Strategies to Build Business Brilliance:
- Employ effective top down communication at all levels
- Train your management team in effective recognition techniques because it has been shown that recognition is more important to employees than money
- Learn to align employee strengths to job performance
- Create a culture of creativity
- Acknowledge that employee happiness and engagement play a significant role in a company’s success and brand domination
5 Building Blocks to Raise Employee Engagement
Building Block #1
Articulate clear organizational goals that are written down and kept current. Make your goals clear and transparent. Your shared vision and strategy creates employee energy and commitment.
Building Block #2
Position and train managers to increase the number of engaged employees in your workforce. Engaged employees build enduring relationships with your clients and customers leading to stability in business and growth in profits. Learn more about how to do this with my Golden Engagement Formula.
Building Block #3
Create a culture of happiness (not misery) and stop fooling yourself that everything is going well within your organization, when it is not. Employees and customers can tell if a company is miserable and that directly affects your bottom line. Negative messages are conveyed by disengaged employees in the form of poor customer service and lack of focus on goals. When this happens it is not long before profits shrink. The sooner this cycle is reversed, the less damage is done.
Building Block #4
When a company focuses on an employee’s personal strengths, that are in alignment with job performance, you will raise employment engagement.
- Perform strengths assessments on your employees;
- Align their duties with those strengths;
- Update job descriptions based on the assessments.
Building Block #5
Create jobs within your organization that provide for the highest degree of welfare for your employees. When you create this kind of environment, work becomes a passion and not just a job. A job is just about picking up a paycheck … instead, build passion into your employees who in return become highly committed to the goals of the organization. Brand domination occurs when engaged employees create valuable relationships with your clients.