Before you hand out the badges and thank-you’s to all your hard working employees this week (You do engage with them, don’t you?), take a pause and think if you might actually be doing it all wrong!
Yes you should recognize (and reward) your employees for the hard work they do, for putting in exemplary performances but then again – are they doing too much simply because you haven’t done your job right? As business grow larger and more complex, managing that complexity correctly is also key to employee engagement (and therefore success, profit and everything good that flows from it)
In a very interesting talk Yves Morieux offers six rules for ‘smart simplicity’
1. Understand what your people do
2. Reinforce integrators
3. Increase the total power that people have to take decisions
4. Extend the shadow of the future: Here he talks about how people can be motivated…
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