Three Questions to Quickly Gauge Employee Motivation
In our previous articles, we’ve covered how Vision can be your employee’s guidepost for making decisions and how executive teams can align their strategy with their vision. Now it’s time to execute that strategy- and to do that, you have to have a motivated Culture.
At Ziksana, we believe that culture FUELS strategy. When leaders ignite employees with strategic goals and the right kinds of challenges, employees come to work fired up about completing tasks with a sense of purpose. When leaders create the conditions for a culture of learning and innovation, teams can experiment with fresh ways to solve tough challenges together and go above and beyond when needed.
Here are three questions you can ask yourself to gauge the level of Motivation, or Employee Engagement, in your organization:
- Are people telling positive stories about the people and Leaders they work with?
- Are employees reaching and celebrating milestones often, even in the face of tough challenges?
- Are leaders and teams taking smart risks to find new ways to achieve the company’s vision faster?
When Senior Leaders set and adhere to a Compelling Vision, a Motivated Culture, and Strategic Alignment, every employee can clearly see the current and future state of your organization. Then the gaps between where the company is and where it needs to be become clearer, and a strategy for how to close those gaps can be planned.
Ultimately, who is at the core of that strategy? Your people. In order to execute to the fullest potential, your employees better be in a motivated culture!
To ensure your Culture is set to continuously support your strategy, start by taking our newly released VAM diagnostic today. The VAM diagnostic can help you evaluate how well your employee motivation and company vision are aligned to give you a holistic view about your business’s current state and opportunities to make improvements.
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