Engaged2perform: enabling managers to create motivating work environments

Managers have tremendous influence over employee performance and retention through the way they lead their teams. To most effectively use their influence, they must learn and practice the principles that drive excellent employee performance and strong retention. Successful leadership goes well beyond delegation, goal setting and time management. To build a high-performance workforce, leaders must elicit the dedication of their employees by igniting their passion to achieve organization goals.

Simply put, for employees to perform at their best they need to have a strong working relationship with their manager! But this doesn’t just happen naturally. It requires specific people and communication skills that are learned through effective leadership development programs. It also requires effective support tools and processes. These skills create the foundation for a strong manager-employee relationship and the manager’s ability to support excellent employee performance.

As John C Maxwell stated, “Leadership is not about titles, positions or flow charts. It is about one life influencing another.” This influence is best achieved by being more intentional in how you lead. Our training and tools enable leaders to become more intentional and people centric in how they lead to ensure employee value and contribution is maximized.

Engaged2Perform offers several strategic programs to help managers take employee performance to the next level.

Leadership Skills:

Our survey work, employee discussions and a growing body of research and writing indicate that quality manager-employee relationships are based on a manager’s ability to:

  • Cultivate – desired attitudes, behaviors, values and commitment
  • Build trust – for improved understanding, communication and interaction
  • Create meaning and purpose in work – to generate increased motivation and productivity
  • Align employees’ efforts with corporate goals
  • Build a workplace conducive to high performance and retention.

Engaged2Perform trains managers in the necessary leadership skills to build stronger employee relationships that enable them to perform at high levels.

Employee-Manager Conversation and Coaching Processes:

Effective manager-employee conversations help ensure that employees continue to improve their performance. Effective conversations lead to improved communication, commitment and performance results!

Mid-Level Managers are the key to cultivating the employees’ desire to perform at their very best, but to achieve results, they can be greatly helped by an effective process of performance conversations. We train and support managers in using a process of semi-structured conversations with their employees that focus on performance and the employee’s personal aspirations, needs, and career. The dual attention to performance and the employee’s development stimulates strong performance since employees see ongoing attention to their growth at work. Over time the employee-manager rapport and the manager’s leadership and conversation skills also improve. View Applications and Benefits. Interested in seeing the difference structured conversations can make in your organization?  Click Here for your free trial.

Enhancing the Employee Work Experience:

To attain excellent performance, it is important to help employees build careers and work experiences that are fulfilling and rewarding. It is virtually impossible to increase employee performance if the employee feels unchallenged and bored, or if employees are lacking purpose in their work.

By assessing and understanding employee concerns and the obstacles that are preventing higher employee performance we can then implement strategic initiatives that enable employees to find motivation and purpose in their work and take their performance to the next level.

Pulse Surveys:

Annual employee surveys capture employee opinions at only one moment in time. The truth is that employee views and needs fluctuate often, sometimes unexpectedly, and these changes are not detected well through annual surveys. On the other hand, Pulse surveys are ideal when an organization seeks to gain an ongoing understanding of employees’ opinions and attitudes. Since these surveys take only minutes to complete, they can be administered often, providing an up-to-the-minute picture of employee views. Consequently, organizational listening and responsiveness are improved as problems and opportunities are promptly identified and addressed.

Support Tools:

Engaged2Perform supports managers with an online assessment tools, based on different core elements, that helps managers understand and act on the personal motivational drivers and career interests of their employees to secure the commitment to perform at their best. Our assessment tools enable employees to become more engaged in their work and careers, builds stronger employee-manager relationships and improves managers’ communication and leadership. Our online assessment triggers powerful conversations, understanding and action that align company and employee goals while increasing engagement and performance.

Contact us to learn more about how we can help your managers achieve their business goals.