There will be anxiety
Whether onset by sudden and dramatic change, or sustained exposure to stressors, the effects of anxiety can be damaging to organizational progress. Keeping themselves and their teams connected and focused on what matters most can help leaders move forward and build the emotional stamina of the team.
Invest in an Onboarding Experience
You’ve examined the resumes, conducted the interviews, and selected the most talented individuals to add to your team. When their first day arrives, how can you ensure an onboarding process that will be supportive, engaging, and reflective of your organization’s culture and values is in place?
Connections Require Follow-Up
Scheduling and conducting monthly connection conversations with employees is a giant step towards increasing engagement on your team. Just as important as the conversations you’re having, is what you do with the information you collect. How can we ensure employees know they’re supported?
Are Your Employees Excited to Get to Work?
Disengaged employees cost the American economy billions per year in lost productivity. Employees can become disengaged when they're made to feel like they're not listened too, valued, or appreciated. To keep people engaged, leaders must remind them of the meaningful outcomes they help to create.
It's time for a change
Approaching a conversation with a low performer is probably not your favorite task. However, ignoring bad behavior or performance will negatively impact others in the organization. Address the situation quickly and effectively using this guide to keep the rest of your team focused on achieving results.
Call It How You See It
Values and standards of behavior are essential to high performing organizations. They only work when respected by all team members. Having conversations with a colleague you feel has violated your organization's values is one way to assure everyone stays on course and their is continuous respect of standards.
Why do I need to know staff performance levels?
Providing feedback to appropriately support varying performance levels requires assessment of employee performance. Placement on a performance curve helps a leader consider the different levels of staff performance and the type of performance conversation needed to guide improvement.
How do I manage employee non-compliance?
Conversations with employees about lack of compliance require a specific leadership skill set. Developing skill in having non-compliance conversations is key to effective leadership. Addressing issues of employee "will” and “skill” helps achieve organizational results.
How do I know which actions to prioritize?
Asking for feedback provides a model of leading with humility and striking a learner stance. The quantity and content of feedback can be overwhelming. It's important to use feedback to prioritize effective actions and build a trusting relationship and strong culture.
Key words for the critical first days of a new hire.
To build relationships, some of the best leaders intentionally make solid connections with their employees. This is especially important when employees start a new job. Effectively engage, recruit, and retain new-hires using 30 & 90-day conversations.