When it comes to sustaining star talent, think like a good coach: Once you land top performers, you must motivate them to stay—and continually raise their game.
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Articles by Adrienne Fox
With four—almost five—generations in the workplace, tensions can arise through misunderstandings and miscommunication.
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Senior executives spend only 3 percent of their workday thinking about the future, according to the Future of Work, a global community of organizations and individuals whose members study workplace trends. In an eight-hour workday, that’s a mere 14 minutes pondering the environment where they will be competing. As the Chinese proverb warns, “The person who does not worry about the future will shortly have worries about the present.”
A vast majority of employees say they are disengaged or not engaged, creating an unproductive—or, worse, toxic—work environment.
The August 2009 Gallup Employee Engagement Index reported that only 33 percent of workers are engaged in their jobs, 49 percent are not engaged, and 18 percent are actively disengaged. The Gallup Organization defines the categories as follows:
Engaged employees work with passion and feel a profound connection to their company. They drive innovation and move the organization forward.