At a time when many companies are asking their staff to work from home, to avoid the risks associated with COVID-19, managers and small business owners are suddenly finding themselves in a position where they have a large group of remote workers to manage.
A few years ago, I was working for a large company and we were in a very competitive tender situation. Despite having a great product there were some key modifications that we had promised to demonstrate to our prospective customer in early January and our plans showed that we'd finish in late December. Plenty of time, we thought. The reality of the situation was that it was going to be incredibly tight to get things done in time.
80% of HR professionals say that Employee Engagement is an important area of focus for their organizations and most leaders today are fixated on measuring and growing it. But why? Why is it so critical for leaders to increase the engagement of their employees? How does it benefit their organizations?
As a manager of a high performing team, comprising both junior and senior team members, I am acutely aware of the differing needs and motivations at both ends of the seniority spectrum.