“I skate to where the puck is going.”
~ Hockey superstar Wayne Gretzky’s response to “Why are you so successful?”
Urgent Need for Healthcare Companies to Keep Up, Attract, Retain and Engage Employees
For your company to be successful in this highly competitive industry, leaders need to inspire full engagement among employees.
Gallup reports: “With change permeating healthcare organizations, optimizing employee performance is more important than ever -- for both patient outcomes and organizational effectiveness.
It's alarming, then, that just one in five U.S. employees strongly agree their performance is managed in a way that motivates them to do outstanding work.”
Millennials Already Considering Job Hopping
Sixty percent of Millennials, soon to be the biggest part of the workforce, are currently looking for a new job opportunity that will satisfy their needs.
In the words of Gallup’s article “Why Healthcare Leaders Should Build a Culture of Development” “Millennial employees . . . are looking for a coach, not just a boss. They want ongoing feedback, a rich sense of purpose, and continuous personal and professional development -- starting now.”
The Wall Street Journal notes that now, more than ever, Millennials are quitting their jobs without even giving notice.
You won’t have time to go back and change the corporate culture.
According to Gallup: “Healthcare leaders must align their performance management tactics with changing workplace demands to ensure their people show up to work every day with the guidance, incentives and support they need to perform at their best.”
Don’t Be Left Behind
Managers, new and emerging leaders can learn to fully engage employees.
Since only 29% of Millennials say they’re engaged at work now, companies who coach their managers, new and emerging leaders on how to fully engage their employees will be companies who are the “Employer of Choice.”
As connected as Millennials are today, word of great employers (and less than great employers) gets out quickly.
Companies who coach their new leaders to fully engage employees will win in this highly competitive environment.
Employee Engagement Equals Success
Fully engaged employees lead to:
- Improved retention rates
- Increased productivity and profitability
Extra Bonus for Senior Leadership
New leaders who are well coached enable a smooth transition for the entire team.
Also, they create more autonomous teams who communicate well and work well together. Thus, eliminating drama, and focusing on positive productivity.
Now senior leaders, rather than spending their time refereeing personnel issues, can focus on higher level initiatives.
And, senior leaders will now have a high-performance team, with the time, talent and energy to support and carry out those initiatives.
“I credit the great success of our fully engaged team [32 of 54 employees promoted at least once, highest employee satisfaction ratings, key recurring projects completed 250% faster than before] to our work with Crystal Jonas. My only wish is that we’d started Coaching with Crystal sooner.” ~ Roxanne LaCroix, Director Medicaid Leadership and Development, Aetna
Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky knew that while most players have a delayed reaction, he could be successful by being forward thinking and acting quickly.
As he said, “I skate to where the puck is going.”
Don’t Be Left Behind
No need to be the one trying to catch up to the competition.
Lead the pack. Take action quickly.
“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough. We must apply. Being willing is not enough. We must do.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci