You can’t talk your way into an engaged workforce.
It would be nice if you could.
We’d live in a completely different world if all you had to do was tell people how wonderful things are, and not have to do anything to prove it. Employees would read the catchy slogans on your walls and listen to your highly alliterated pep talks and then bring their absolute best to the table every hour of every work day.
Wouldn’t that be grand?
But it doesn’t work that way.
Organizations have to match talk with action to get results.
- Do you believe in an empowered workforce? It’s time to teach your managers exactly when and how to empower their employees.
- Do you want your organization to be innovative? It’s time to show your people that their ideas are valuable.
- Do you want your organization to be work-life balance friendly? It’s time to make it as easy as possible for teams to organize work around life and not the other way around.
I could go on, but you get the idea.
Posters and pep talks last mere moments. Consistent action that backs up what is said on those posters and in those pep talks lasts a lifetime.
Your employees are smart, and they already know your organization’s mission, vision, and values. They know your intent.
The question then isn’t about what you stand for.
It’s “what are your going to do about it?”