WORLDWIDE, ONLY 13% OF EMPLOYEES ARE ENGAGED AT WORK
In a global research poll carried out by Gallup, only 13% of people going to work every day are engaged… that means 87% of us are just turning up, or worse causing total mayhem for our company and colleagues because we are just not happy in work! Scary thought isn’t it?
Now we know that most organisations want to develop and engage their employees’, but to get there virtually all follow the conventional wisdom that we must find what’s wrong with people and then attempt to “fix” it! And unfortunately, research suggests this can result in a culture of mediocrity and disengagement.
But did you know that people who use their Strengths every day in their work or daily activities are 6 times more likely to be engaged and 3 times more likely to report having a better
quality of life
So here are a few questions for you…
Do you know what your core talents and strengths are? Do you know what you bring to the table? What are your superpowers? Can you articulate exactly who you are, what you offer and how you can lead others?
Or how about this…
Do you ever wonder why you don’t get on with certain people? Or how about the project or team you are working on… ‘Why don’t they understand where I am coming from?’ Or ‘how can I really develop and motivate my team’?
These are questions and challenges that plague us every day…
So here’s a thought..... what if you had the opportunity to do what you do best every day? What if you could articulate exactly who you are, and what you bring to the table? What if you could say with complete confidence that you are happy in your work and that you are fully engaged in your current everyday activity? What if you could motivate your team by giving them projects and tasks that suited their strengths so they were highly motivated and engaged in their roles and exceeding their goals?
At FUTURENEERZ we’ve found that in a strengths-based culture, employees have the opportunity to do what they do best every day. Their development is grounded in what they do right, not what they do wrong. As a result, employees look forward to going to work, achieve more while they are there and stay with their company longer. Companies can all but eliminate active disengagement by emphasizing strengths over weaknesses: Managers who predominantly focus on employees' strengths reduce active disengagement to an astoundingly low 1%. That’s an enticing stat isn’t it?
PEOPLE WORKING IN THE STRENGTHS ZONE....
• look forward to going to work
• have more positive than negative interactions with their co-workers
• treat customers better
• tell their friends they work for a great company
• achieve more on a daily basis
• have more positive, create, and innovative moments
FUTURENEERZ can help your organisation tap into the power of a strengths-based culture through an innovative online assessment known as the Clifton StrengthsFinder. Don Clifton, the Father of Strengths Psychology invented it in the late 1990’s following a landmark 30 year study. Clifton StrengthsFInder empowers people to identify and develop what they do best. It provides the basis for meaningful coaching and ongoing conversations that create a culture of coaching and intensive development. Today, more than 16 million people around the work have discovered their strengths through the assessment.
Taking the Clifton StrengthsFinder solves one key issue – identifying employees’ individual talents – but there is more work to be done to develop a true strengths-based culture. FUTURENEERZ will work with you to form a highly individualised strategy for building and maintaining a strengths-based approach to developing your young talented workforce.
Our Managing Director, Ciara is a GALLUP strengths coach and would be delighted to chat with you on how we can help you develop your teams and drive high performance through a strength based approach. If you’re interested in finding out more, please Contact Us at FUTURENEERZ.