If employees find meaning in their work and are valued for whatever they do, their motivation levels will always be at their peak. The best that any organisation can do is attach meaning to the employee’s work as a sense of meaning will win over the impediments that hinder employees’ growth in the organisation.
Employees are pretty observant; they do not miss much. The actions and behaviours they see modeled and the ideals their immediate supervisor appears to value will inform their decisions and behaviour at work. If they see a management team that prioritises tasks, efficiencies, and productivity (job functions), then that is what they will focus on—often at the expense of the company’s own mission.
Organisations who wish to build high-performing teams—ones that easily collaborate, innovate, empower, and inspire each other to achieve unified goals—must commit to hiring the right employees, laying a foundation of trust, and providing proper training.
Your organisation’s success comes down to who you hire. Just as great coaches do not win many games without great players, great managers are not successful without the right people on their team. Finding, hiring, and developing great performers is the most important part of every manager’s job.
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