Find a purpose for your employees, or let them go!
Author : Subhash Trivedi
Radical Results works with businesses to assist them in giving purposeful life to their employees
Employee morale has suffered due to the shift from on-site to off-site operations. Employees deserve better working conditions in all organizations. If you don’t, you risk making your staff reevaluate their career choices. A company’s success is dependent on the success of its personnel. If you want to keep the sector of your firm at a high level, you need to help your staff identify their purpose.
Individuals who have a clear sense of the larger purpose of their work are more fulfilled, engaged, and innovative. Employee output goes up when they understand how their work contributes to the company’s objectives, encouraging them to put in more effort, take charge of their work, and make smart decisions.
The year 2020 brought enormous uncertainty to our planet and shown that there is still plenty of room for change.
8 out of 10 executives believe that business can solve today’s most serious concerns. The good news is that we’re seeing a growing number of corporate executives using CSR initiatives to improve the world and inspire their workforce. Most organizations spend a significant amount of time and money on CSR projects.
It’s heartening to see that the demands of employees are being met. More than 85% of business executives and 1 in 3 employees want to work for a company that cares about its stakeholders, not just shareholders. There is now a higher sense of purpose for employees’ work, and they aren’t scared to speak about it.
In addition, they are healthier and more resilient, and they are more likely to remain employed by the firm. As a result, employees are more engaged, loyal, and eager to recommend the company to others when they believe their purpose is linked with the organization’s purpose. To help your firm become a better place to work and tap into the huge business potential of a purposeful workforce connected with a purpose-driven organization, you must master this skill.
To assist employees in maximizing their sense of fulfillment from work, it is important to meet people where they are. Most employees spend 3/4th of their day at work, so making intentional changes can easily snowball into improved work experiences and surroundings.
An individual purpose can be defined as an enduring, encompassing feeling of what is most important in a person’s life; people feel purposeful when working towards something meaningful to them. Employers can use purpose archetypes to identify common themes across their workforce, but the true nature of a person’s purpose is as unique as they are. Employees need to be met where they are to maximize their sense of fulfillment from work.
You need to find out what your coworkers expect of you. However, if you’re not aware of or don’t pay much attention to the expectations of your employees, you could be in for a big disappointment. Employee dissatisfaction and a lack of enthusiasm can harm your organization. The true asset of your company is your employees. And it’s up to you to know what they anticipate and do your best to meet it. Today’s workers have a growing desire for an enriching and fulfilling work environment. A wide range of topics, such as employee health and well-being and communication with coworkers and upper management, are addressed. When a company meets its employees’ expectations, it creates a positive working environment.
Having a toxic work environment will lead to low morale, high absenteeism, and high turnover of employees. People thrive in an environment that encourages them to be their best selves. An organization’s culture affects how motivated people are to produce their best work and contribute to achieving the organization’s long-term goals. They’ll have a good attitude when they get to work.
An employer’s worst error is to assume that all their employees care about is money. Yes, most people go to work to provide for their families and themselves. A task well done, or extra hours put in to achieve a tight deadline, cannot be overstated in terms of their importance.
Most people are honest and decent when they go to work. Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity. It is impossible to create and sustain a positive workplace culture and build employee loyalty if abusive language, profanity, and bullying are used.
Employees required to work irregular schedules or long hours sometimes bring their tension from the office home with them. Neither the employee nor the employer will benefit from this arrangement in the long run. To help their employees achieve a work-life balance, some top companies look for methods to make their workplaces more flexible.
- Transparency and Communication
Every employee expects feedback to help them improve their performance, and feedback is a great morale booster. It is critical for their development and understanding of a job for them.
Expectations of employees should be enlisted and communicated. Only when employees are informed about the company’s little and large decisions can they feel a sense of ownership over their work. Also, when they are well-versed in the company’s plans, they can make informed decisions. As a result, workers demand a policy of open communication. As a result, they must be encouraged to ask questions and voice their concerns. As a result, they’ll be more likely to freely and proactively discuss work-related difficulties.
Your employee’s interest, excitement, and devotion to their work improve when they understand their role on the team and the impact of their contributions to the company’s ultimate mission. Retention will be higher in a purpose-driven workplace. A New York Times poll found that employees who find purpose in their work are three times more likely to remain with their company. It’s all about laying a foundation for work to improve life and life to improve work in a company that puts people first. Your team’s potential is virtually limitless from there.
“After Radical Results coaching sessions, we are experiencing huge changes in our people’s mindset. We as a company are now more oriented, focused, and planned towards our objectives. We are seeing a remarkable change in terms of revenue.”