Element 11 Progress
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35% of U.S. Managers Are Engaged in Their Jobs
U.S. employees with female bosses are more engaged than employees with male bosses. Female managers are also more engaged at work.
Personalized feedback and recognition aren't just "frills" that make workers feel good about themselves -- they're crucial predictors of positive performance. Yet a global study of employee engagement shows that they're among the lowest rated workplace elements worldwide.
Companies can reduce costly churn if managers know what to look for. But they usually don't -- and that's because too many managers think money is at the root of the turnover issue. This article uncovers the real sources of the problem and reveals the reasons most people quit. Find out how to keep good employees from walking out the door.
This element is measured by the statement “In the last six months, someone at work has talked to me about my progress.” Some people think a performance review will suffice. But it’s not nearly enough, write the authors of 12: The Elements of Great Managing.
Many managers dread having to give performance reviews, and many employees equally dread receiving them. A manager in Belgium, one of the highest rated supervisors in Gallup's global database, has solved this problem by not making such a big deal about the reviews. Rather, he gives his workers insightful and personal feedback throughout the year. This approach has proven very effective for his team and has earned the veteran manager accolades. Would his approach work for you?