Creating better people, not better workers
Published by: LifeWorks,
Best-selling author and recognized expert on workplace culture, Chester Elton, recounts an anecdote from a leadership conference at which a participant says: “I don’t want my manager to help make me a better employee, I want my manager to help make me a better person.”
As someone who has been studying workplace culture for 20 years, Elton says this comment was important because it resonated with what his own research had proved. What he found was that in the highest performing workplace cultures, leaders not only create higher levels of employee engagement but they also create environments that support productivity and performance, in which employees feel enabled. Furthermore, they help employees feel a greater sense of well-being, making people feel more energized.
But, Elton notes, if this is true, then why do statistics suggest 85% of employees worldwide are disengaged with their roles?