The world’s best-performing organizations recognize that employee engagement is a force that drives performance outcomes, which in turn dramatically increases productivity and profitability. These organizations treat employee engagement as strategic initiative, rather than a one-time event.
Some companies talk a lot about engagement, but when push comes to shove they do nothing. Companies that fail to move forward, fall behind. In any economy, employee engagement is important. But even more so in a down economy where employees are being asked to do more with less. If you decide to remain in your current state and you continue to ask your employees to do more with less, than you will eventually experience a decline in quality and productivity. Can you really afford this in any economy?
Creating a Future State for your organization is the first step towards creating a culture change where employees are committed, rather than compliant. Not only must these changes start at the top, they must also involve people at every level of the organization. Otherwise, you might as well stand in place and wait for others to pass you by.