I was recently published in a Hubstaff article on my thoughts with regards to employee engagement. Here is what I said.
You can hire people’s hands, but you must win people’s heart.
In order to win people’s hearts, you must teach them that engagement is innate and already within them.
One of the biggest mistakes employers make is trying to maximize productivity on the backs and hands of their employees.
Of course, this is shortsighted.
Unfortunately, most experts of employee engagement offer prescriptive or strategic ways to manage and control employees to increase engagement.
Why is employee engagement such a hot topic?
It’s because employers are finally waking up to the fact that low morale is in direct proportion with the employee’s lack of engagement.
And, we all know poor morale is not good for the bottom line.
Here’s the secret when it comes to employee engagement.
Human beings are born to be engaged.
We have an innate ability to find value and meaning in whatever we throw ourselves into.
So, what gets in the way of this innate ability? Self-doubt, second-guessing, and excessive feelings of pressure to perform.
All the above could be summarized in the fact that the employee is drowning in troublesome thought.
The solution is helping the employee get out from underneath problematic thinking.
How Greg helps cultivate a productivity mindset
We work with individuals and teams helping them understand the essence underneath human capital via a transformational conversation delivered over the course of three-to-four days.
We teach people a new way to think about what really drives motivation, engagement, and success.
Our teachings are based on one simple truth about how the mind works, which leads to a vast array of powerful and positive changes.
This inside-out understanding of where people’s experience is coming from holds the key to a satisfying, successful, and inspiring work life.
For example, when we look at engagement from an outside-in approach it would look like the organization, management, or boss is responsible for the employees’ job satisfaction and feelings of engagement.
With an inside-out understanding, the employee takes 100% responsibility for where their moment-to-moment experience is coming from.
With just a little bit of understanding, the employee stops blaming and making excuses for work/life experiences.
When employees get out from underneath extraneous problematic thinking they are naturally more engaged.
Employees who make the link between engagement and enjoyment are obviously happier and more productive employees.
Greg Clowminzer is a transformational business and life coach with over 10,000 hours of real time coaching experience. Greg coaches and consults with CEOs, small business owners and professionals, helping them clarify their vision, create unique strategies to win at business and develop the necessary skills to succeed in life.
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