If you want your staff to be excited about coming to work, they need know that they play a valuable role in moving the company forward.
But that’s often not the case. In a recent blog, we noted that 52% of employees plan to leave their jobs by the end of the year, according to surveys. Often, departing employees feel unappreciated, probably because they do not understand how their role supports the company’s purpose or vision.
Inspired employees are more committed to their work, and they are more likely to stick around.
Don’t leave it up to each employee to figure out how they fit into the company’s vision. You have to tell them! That’s your job as a leader.
How do you do this?
If you don’t have a vision for your organization, you need to create one. Your vision should establish where you’re going and how you are going to get there. Every position in the company should point toward that vision. (And if the position or task doesn’t support the vision, why does it exist?)
Here’s how you can inspire your team with your vision:
- Start conversations and meetings by stating the company’s vision.
- Connect each task to the vision. Explain why it matters.
- Gather great ideas from your team to constantly improve.
Inspired employees are more committed to their work, and they are more likely to stick around. That’s a win for you, your staff, and your organization.
Sherri Miller, Founder and CEO
Center For Extraordinary Success