Employee dissatisfaction is a major factor in leaving a job. Employees don’t want to work for a place they don’t enjoy.
Unfortunately, we’re not doing a good job of surveying the workplace environment to see how employees are feeling.
Because of this, we see large numbers of employees come and go. That’s not good for business. And that’s not good for leadership either.
Leaders should desire to create a workplace that attracts top talent. We should also make sure our talent wants to stay with us.
We can’t help keep our top talent if we’re not aware of how satisfied they are.
Areas Of Employee Satisfaction
When thinking about surveying your employees, you need to decide which metrics actually matter to your team. Does your team want better pay, more recognition, autonomy, flexible hours?
Each of these areas matter to different employees. Read more...
Last weekend I got to experience something I’ve always longed to do: Attend a comic-con.
This one wasn’t a big convention like the San Diego or New York Comic-Con. It was a much smaller one that still packed a punch.
While the Grand Rapids Comic-Con was smaller, walking the convention still took us 4 hours. As we walked the convention floors, I saw leadership lessons all around.
Leadership Lessons From A Comic Convention
1. You don’t have to be perfect to lead
If you know anything about the comic book world, there’s a lot of fans who love to show their adoration of the characters by dressing up in cosplay for conventions. This comic con was no different.
There were plenty of fans dressed up as their favorite characters. I remember seeing Captain America, the Ghostbusters, Winter Solider, and many more comic book and TV characters. Read more...