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Why your employees are lacking commitment

May 3, 2010 Posted by : Tim Hagen
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A recent research study shows that 1 in 4 employees have a strong sense of how their job contributes to their company's goals.  With that said, 75% of your employees could be working under the impression that their job doesn't matter.  That's 75% of your people who don't take an active and proactive role in what they do because they don't believe it affects the bottom line.

EVERY position affects the bottom line!  If your employees don't know this they could be working against the goals of your executive team, wasting time and supplies, working without commitment, and or just doing the bare minimum needed to get by.

Why do these people fail to see their impact?  Lack of communication and appreciation for what they do.  In order to combat this you need to have managers who actively communicate with staff, letting them know what they are doing is positively or negatively affecting the companies bottom line.  Feedback is needed in order to get everyone on the same page, and if your management team isn't giving it, your staff is just coming in working their 9-5 then heading home.  Not only does this lack of communication lead to staff members not all working collectively, it also leads to a lack of commitment.

Employees who are able to see the impact of their role within a company work harder. The see themselves as a member of the team, and an imperative part of the company's success.  They recognize the outcome of hard work, or slacking off.

Make sure the leadership team at your company is:

  1. Regularly sharing the goals and vision of the top executive team. 
  2. Communicating with employees how their job affects these top goals, by bringing to their attention how their specific actions have positively or negatively affected the company's bottom line.
  3. Praising employees when their actions help improve the bottom line, allowing them to feel appreciated for their efforts.
  4. Recognizing when employees don't see the importance of their job, without guidance these uncommitted people people can only drag you down.
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Tim Hagen
Tim Hagen

Tim Hagen founded Progress Coaching, a Training Reinforcement Partner Company, in 1997. His entrepreneurial career began in college leading to positions in sales, sales management, and sales training for small and large corporations, and eventually ownership of several training companies. Tim is often a keynote speaker at companies teaching the value of coaching and conversations in the workplace. He possesses a unique combination of hands-on experience, academics, and innovative insight to solve the industry’s most common challenges specific to workplace performance. Tim holds a bachelor’s degree in Adult Education and Training from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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