I came across an Article on the Daily HR Tips’ website and it posed the question What do Talented Employees Need from their Workplace? I found this interesting because usually the question is asked the other way around; What do organizations want from their workforce? This ideological shift, occurring among business professionals, can be seen through changes their organizations are taking, in which to analyze workforce performance.
Instead of only having data that shows whether or not the jobs are being completed on time. Managers are viewing employees from an investment stand point, posing questions such as: who are the best employees, how investing in employees affects performance and most importantly…. how to motivate employees to excel.
Most organizations look at employees as; worker Bee’s who together work for their honey. Never are the worker bees asked if they want the honey, if the honey is what drives them, if they like their fellow worker bees or if the queen bee’s strategies and goals align with that of the worker bee’s.
According to Fred Kofman author of “Conscious Business: How to Build Value though Values,” research shows that the best managers create an environment in which employees answer ‘yes’ to these questions:
- Do I know what is expected of me at work?
- Do I have the materials and equipment I need to do my work right?
- At work, do I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day?
- In the last seven days, have I received recognition or praise for doing good work?
- Does my supervisor, or someone at work, seem to care about me as a person?
- Is there someone at work who encourages my development?
- At work, do my opinions seem to count?
- Does the mission/purpose of my company make me feel my job is important?
- Are my co-workers committed to doing quality work?
- Do I have a best friend at work?
- In the last six months, has someone at work talked to me about my progress?
- This last year, have I had opportunities at work to learn and grow?
You can READ the article in its entirety HERE