The #1 Organizational Challenge Today: Engagement & Retention

Talent is a major differentiator in today’s business environment – it’s key to business outcomes, revenue, profitability, innovation, productivity, customer loyalty and quality.  Unfortunately, convincing talented employees that your company is the best one for them can be a challenge.

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According to Gallup, 68% of American workers are not engaged. Sadly, this trend hasn’t changed much over the years.

So what’s going on?

Do too many companies have old-school thinking leaders? Are the initiatives most companies put in place a waste of time/money/energy? Is there something deeper going on?

Whatever the answer is, one thing is clear:

Things aren’t working.

FACT #1: The World is Changing

Things are getting harder. There is no question that meeting or exceeding performance requirements in today’s hypercompetitive business environment are becoming increasingly difficult.

  • Everyone’s vying for the same pool of talented people. And information on the job, the management, the environment – everything – is readily accessible and flowing freely both inside and outside of your organization;
  • Now add the rapidly changing demands placed on highly specialized jobs, the seemingly random needs of talented employees, and all the popular press emphasizing the right “person-organization fit;”
  • Or perhaps the 70 million baby boomers readying to “retire?”
  • And don’t even get us started about the Baby Boomer to Millennial communication gap…

FACT #2: Employer / Employee Roles are Changing

Neither employees or employers are willing or able to sustain their mutual commitment to loyalty, at least not in the traditional sense, for extended periods of time. Life-time employment, seniority-based human resources practices, union-negotiated working conditions, and entitlement are all relics of the past.

At a time when organizations likely need to build a greater sense of ownership among their employees to take change of their work and their careers, the conditions that enable ownership are absent.

  • Employees have assumed the strategic management of their own careers; keeping their skills and competencies current while making strategic moves across employers when necessary.
  • Employers want employees to “own” the organization (they’re still mourning what was and sometimes spend time justifying past actions) but they’re embracing their new role as “job provider” – limited to the duration and capacity of where the costs can be justified.

Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior are in the middle of a paradigm shift: The best places to work provide employees with opportunities, flexibility,and resources for sustainable growth, learning, and development.

FACT #3: “Off-the-Shelf” Programs DO NOT Provide a Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Doing what everyone else is doing doesn’t differentiate your organization – it makes it, by definition, exactly the same.

  Engagement is Meaningful

If you’ve found this page, then you already know just how important engagement is. 

The more engaged an employee is, the more productive they get – they learn the systems, they learn the products & services, and they learn how to work together. Engaged employees care about the company and are willing to invest the discretionary effort – exceeding duty’s call – to see that the organization succeeds. Highly engaged employees are:

check-mark-red2.5 times more likely to stay at work late if something needs to be done after the normal workday ends

check-mark-redmore than twice as likely to help someone at work even if they don’t ask for help

check-mark-redmore than 3 times as likely to do something good for the company that is not expected of them

check-mark-redmore than 5 times as likely to recommend that a friend or relative apply for a job at their company

Engagement does not merely correlate with bottom line results –

Engagement DRIVES results.

We’re on a mission to make the world better by building better workplaces – places that empower people to do more, achieve more, and live more of the life that they want to live.

We do this by caring for our client’s greatest resource: their people. We put everything we have into our relationships – providing them tools and a partnership – and in return, they report fewer accidents, lower stress (better health), more meaning, better results, and happier home lives. Our Re-Vision Program is hyper-focused on helping you create just that kind of workplace.

If you want a typical, check-the-box seminar, then we’re not for you.

But if you want something more, we’re ready to get started.

Here’s what you’ll get:

Step 1

GOALS

We begin every engagement by listening to you. We want to hear about your challenges, your desired outcomes, and any special areas of emphasis. We are particularly adept at providing insight that can help you gain the full potential from your people. Everything we do is designed to increase your team’s capabilities and improve their performance.

Each custom project begins with clearly stated goals and a clear connection to measurable business results. Large or small, long-term or quick-fix, we deliver actionable information and develop flexible solutions and initiatives that address your specific needs. At PointAbove, we work with you and your team to create solutions that will best deliver the results that you want to achieve.

“Finally – an expert that get’s me.”

From the battle field to the Board Room, we know what it means to operate in challenging conditions. Our coaches have decades of real-life, in-the-trenches experience. So you won’t waste valuable time and energy explaining just how unique and important your challenges are. With PointAbove, you maximize ROI from Day 1.

Step 2

 

ASSESSMENTS

PointAbove provides the highest quality, most effective individual and team assessments available today – each designed to address your particular goals, needs and challenges.

We utilize assessments to measure (and communicate) an individual’s tendencies and priorities. They are specifically designed to support and individual’s understanding of his or her work-related behaviors, the behaviors of others, and how to apply this knowledge in work situations.

Although there are many self-tests and fad business books available today, experience suggests that evaluations are far more engaging and impactful when the respondent has the insight and support of a trained professional. At PointAbove, our goal is to identify patterns of behavior that can be used to develop and implement solutions for maximizing an individual’s strengths and minimizing weakness.

At PointAbove, we take the wisdom of interpersonal dynamics developed through psychological research and theory and help people use this knowledge to improve their relationships and performance in a variety of contexts.

Step 3

WORKSHOP

PointAbove is the perfect partner for encouraging and developing your team’s talent. Our one- and two-day workshops utilize the online assessment pre-work, engaging facilitation, contemporary video, and customized follow-up coaching, to create a personalized learning experience with content so targeted that you’ll swear you wrote it yourself. We already speak your language and you’ll be amazed how fast your team will engage in meaningful discussion and development – understanding  and appreciating the styles of the people they work with. The result is more effective and productive working relationships.

Have an event coming up? Maybe a regularly scheduled meeting or an existing employee development program? No problem. In fact, that’s the major advantage of our customized content: there’s no pre-existing constraints – no limit to what you can provide your organization.
We know what it takes to execute first class seminars, workshops, conferences, and other types of meetings. We’ve spent years establishing relationships with hotels, equipment rental companies, caterers, convention and conference centers, promotional firms, entertainers and more. We know from experience where to get the best deal and how to execute a successful meeting within your budget. Just tell us what you envision… we’ll make it happen.

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Step 4

 

COACHING

Why settle for training when you can differentiate yourself with customized, personal development?

At PointAbove, we define coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment. Our practice focuses on the needs and goals of both the individual and the organization. We honor the fact that each person is the expert in their life and work; and recognize that each is creative, resourceful and whole. Standing on this foundation, we see it as our responsibility to:

  • Discover, clarify, and align with exactly what each team member wants to achieve
  • Encourage each team member’s self-discovery
  • Elicit self-generated solutions and strategies
  • Hold each team member responsible and accountable for their goals

We’ve all been to exciting workshops, only to return to work… and the same conditions and bad habits. Break the cycle and ensure lasting results with

One-on-One Coaching

Every team member participating in the workshop receives 2 one-hour private coaching sessions each month for 3 to 6 months.  

 

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It's time to RE-VISIOn Engagement

 

For all the information you need to decide if a Re-Vision Program is right for you, call us at:

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