engaged employees

10 Ways to Disengage Employees

As we’re rounding out the year, you’re probably going down your list of “to-dos,” making sure you hit all your benchmarks. This one is probably on everyone’s list: DISENGAGE MY EMPLOYEES. We can’t have anyone loving their work! And just in case you haven’t accomplished this one yet, we thought we’d provide you with a few tips.

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Who Cares About Employee Engagement?

All the time, we see themes become popular in management. They seem like fads…something that will gain hype and eventually die down again. And by the time you implement a process, your employees have already found something else that’s more important. But one of those themes never went away: Employee Engagement. Whether you call it engagement or another term like accountability, ownership, empowerment, or commitment, it all revolves around creating an environment where employees act interdependently to drive your organization’s success. So, if you thought this was another fad, take out your notepad and write this down…It’s NOT.

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The Power of Accountability and Tough Love

Think about a successful company that you know of. What do you believe made that company successful? Was it their excellent culture, their ability to work together, or perhaps their ability to persevere through tough times? Maybe their success is attributed to the leadership, or their ability to hold people accountable. It could be a multitude of things that mixed together and made just the right formula for success. Regardless of the formula, we believe two ingredients must have existed: accountability and tough love.

Yes, love. It’s not the first word that comes to mind when you think about what it takes to run a successful company. The first list we mentioned is probably more along the lines of what you might think of. But, doesn’t love encompass all those things?

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