Our View on Engagement: Enabling the Performance Environment
Related Fun Fact of the Week:
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) predicts that every time a business replaces a salaried employee, it costs six to nine months’ salary on average. For a manager making $60,000 a year, that’s $30,000 to $45,000 in recruiting and training expenses.
Overlooking your performance environment sure is expensive!
Defining and marketing a company culture is great, but enabling and sustaining an engaged performance environment is key.
There is a lot of talk and focus on defining and marketing an organizational culture. However, what often gets overlooked, or not discussed publicly, is the actual performance environment people walk into and experience on a daily basis. So, what is your performance environment?
Many times, we see company cultures as more aspirational than reality. We see cultures highlighted on websites and reception area walls with descriptors like:
We are: One Team, Innovative, Bold, Agile
But the reality of the performance environment that exists just past the reception area is what counts. You might hear employees say “We are siloed,” “Resigned to the status quo,” or “Slow to react.” To align a performance environment to that aspirational culture you have to be intentional. First, be honest with what is real and what is aspirational.
If we say we are an innovative culture, how are we enabling innovation to grow and thrive? Can we easily point to examples of how we are cultivating innovation throughout the organization, rewarding and recognizing it, and making it a part of every job descriptions? If we say we are one team, how many cross-functional teams are working in your organization focused on improving performance?
Unlock the potential of your organization’s talent by enabling an engaged performance environment, not marketing an aspirational culture.
If you want better employee engagement, try engaging your employees. We know you will be amazed.
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Cornerstone Learning is a performance and leadership consulting organization that has worked with clients all over the world. Our focus is working with individuals and organizations to create performance solutions that deliver top-tier results by inspiring, enabling, and developing employee-led, leader supported, and organization enabled performance. We are able to successfully deliver this through multiple products and services such as employee surveys, online training, performance assessments, and performance coaching. The goal at Cornerstone Learning is to assist our clients in enabling success by developing a dynamic and customized pathway to deliver role model organizational and personal performance.