Tracy Maylett, Ed.D is CEO of employee engagement consulting firm DecisionWise and author of the books, MAGIC: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Employee Engagement and The Employee Experience.
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When it comes to employees, a contract is always being created, reinforced, violated or re-negotiated.
Don't expect a parade if you start paying a $15 per hour minimum wage.
Don't forget your people.
Leaders delegate important work when they trust their team and know their own worth.
The penny stopped being useful years ago. Understanding why it's still with us is a deep dive into organizational dynamics.
Leaving your comfort zone is not automatically a brilliant idea.
When people are unhappy but afraid to say so, it's a management problem.
Keeping employees engaged is essential. Growth is key, but finding that perfect zone of challenge without overwhelm is where managers need to focus.
Your workers aren't (only) about advancement. For many, the title on a business card isn't nearly as important as feeling that they're learning something new and contributing in meaningful ways.
Eating your loner sandwich in your cubicle to squeeze in more work won't help your career nearly as much as lunch table laughs with co-workers.
Good managers create and boost employee engagement. A lot of managers have room for improvement.
When employees find their expectations won't come to pass, their motivation and engagement plummet.