We all know how important it is to recruit the right talent for your company. Employees are our greatest asset. They’re the minds that run the corporate machine, and the best of them keep our company on top. So, once we have them in our nest, how do we ensure that they stay?
A lot of companies focus on employee engagement to boost their bottom line, but many don’t realize that customer engagement is equally important when it comes to boosting revenue. According to a recent Gallup study titled State of the American Consumer, “companies that engage both their employees and their customers gain a 240% boost in performance-related business outcomes.”
We all know that giving back is important. We've been taught that donating to charity is the right thing to do, and it's true - we should be extending help to those in need and using our resources to change lives.
Should you really skip a day of regular office work and send your employees out to volunteer? This is a good question to be asking, as lost time may equal lost opportunity. But let’s explore for a moment the potential benefits of volunteer days and see if they’re worth it. Let’s take a look at how workplace volunteering impacts productivity and employee engagement.
A “vision” can be defined many ways, but today we'll be discussing what it means for your company. Specifically, a vision is a desired future state or a focused direction and purpose. Without a vision, your team can certainly do the work you tell them to do, but they’ll be missing the big “why” behind the work.
In 1959, world-renowned social ecologist Peter Drucker asserted that “the most valuable asset of a 21st-century institution will be its knowledge workers and their productivity." And just before the turn of the century, he stated that increasing the productivity of knowledge workers is “the most important contribution management needs to make in the 21st century.