Happy New Year! I hope all of you took some time to relax, be with family and friends, reflect on 2017 and start strategizing for 2018. Here are your week’s articles and reports to get the year kicked off on the right foot!
A Good Manager. Gallup’s State of the American Manager report provides a great insight into the powerful impact managers have on a business’s bottom line. Here’s one interesting fact that popped out to me. When companies have the managers with the right skills, companies see a 48% increase in profitability, a 22% increase in productivity, a 17% increase in customers and a 19% decrease in turnover.
Engagement metrics and surveys don’t solve the problem of employee engagement, they simply provide information. It’s about what you do with this information, how you follow up, follow through and communicate with your team that will make the difference. Read the full piece.
In this Forbes article, I talk about the importance of asking powerful questions to mitigate confirmation biases and dive deep into the evaluation of a situation, a person or their team as a whole. Take a read.