Odds are, there are at least a few disenchanted people working in your organisation. So, what’s the best way to get these demotivated few back on board? This article states how Roger Perlmutter, president of Merck Laboratories and EVP of Merck & Co, took a some-would-say novel approach by encouraging his employees risk their careers by betting on their job for what they believed in. “I want people who are prepared to change the world”, he said.
But, employees who know their opinions matter to this degree are likely to feel more valued and engaged in their position. It’s a double whammy. They know they have the freedom to take their own initiative, and they know their contribution matters to the future of the business. They are being encouraged to take ownership of their position, and this in turn will make them happy and, increasingly engage employees.
And with 74% of employees reporting in a survey earlier this year by the Society of Human Research Management that lack of appreciation was the main reason they quit their jobs, communicating why each person’s contribution matters could actually save the business money in staff turnover too… making everyone quid’s in.