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5 Powerful Steps to Improve Employee Engagement

Posted on October 16th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

The current business environment, and the world in general, is moving faster than it ever has before. Organizations across the globe are faced with more change than most can handle – in order to compete and dominate their segment they are required to grow faster often giving them less time to focus on managing all of their financial goals. They are forced to grow quickly with fewer resource – to do more with less. Managers have to learn to excel in managing themselves, their teams and meeting organizational goals simultaneously.

 

It is a common understanding of a vast majority of leaders that the employees are a company’s most important asset. But in reality, that is only true when the majority of the workforce is fully engaged in their work. If not, they are either adding minimal value or actively working against the organization.

 

There are three types of employees in any organization:

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Employees disengagement costs the United States upwards of $550 billion a year. A problem but great opportunity.

A 6-Year Study Reveals the Surprising Key to Team Performance (and 9 Ways to Enable It)

Posted on October 12th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Psychologist John Gottman can predict whether or not a married couple will be together five years later with startling 90 percent accuracy. How does he do it?

 

He watches them argue.

 

The ability to engage in healthy, productive debate is not only essential for ensuring a long marriage–it’s also the key determinant of high performing teams.

 

A recently released six-year study cites the ability to manage conflicting tensions as the most critical predictor of top-team performance. Berkeley research shows teams that debate their ideas have 25 percent more ideas altogether and that companies like Pixar embrace healthy debate as a vital part of their performance (in its case to make better films).

 

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A recently reported six-year study revealed that high-performing teams need to be good at this (and it’s not so easy).

Do You Know How Each Person on Your Team Likes to Work?

Posted on May 31st, 2017 by The Learning Factor

When we travel to a country that has a different culture than ours, many of us spend time learning ways to communicate and connect with the people there. We might look up the meanings of common terms and access maps of key attractions.

Similarly, when you first become a manager, it’s helpful to spend time up front connecting and creating a common language with your team. When your team knows how you like to work and how you plan to manage them, they’re able to produce results faster. When you know how each of your direct reports likes to work and communicate, you’re able to save time when setting direction and following up.

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An exercise for new managers.

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