You are working for a profitable company that excels in its industry. But something is not right. Why is it you don't feel engaged and excited about your job? Instead of excelling and loving your job, it is just a "job" and you continue to work for the company only because of the money. What would it be like if you went to work each day and not only got the salary you deserve but you loved the job you were doing?
Research has shown that when you match your personal values to the values of the Company there is synergy. Employees are happier and more engaged. The values of a Company underlie the purpose and drive to move forward. The values are the "Why" that make a difference. They lead to impact and performance for employees.
When business objectives become a personal matter, a closer connection is made. Employees feel they are part of the bigger picture and have a reason to work hard and produce. Remember, both internally to their teammates and to the public.
So what values in a company make a difference for you? Is it strictly skill driven and hard work? Or is it the right mix of both skills and developing and recognizing your people?
Ask yourself. What values does your Company embrace? Is it Collaboration, Trust and Communication? Or is it Innovation, Drive and Intelligence? What if your company had the right mix all six elements?
When there is Trust, employees feel safe. You understand the purpose and have a greater drive to see the company succeed.
With Collaboration, teams work together. Ideas are created and employees become part of the greater whole. They know the work they are doing will make a difference.
With open Communication, people talk about what is important and what is needed in an organization. With effective communication you tear down the walls to any misunderstandings and negativity that can foster when teams don't know the direction.
With Innovation, companies excel and strive to create new and better ideas. It is with creativity that organizations continue to tweak and improve, to become a more profitable business.
Drive is what gets you up in the morning. It is the desire to constantly succeed and move past what is in the way and not working.
Intelligence is always needed. But when the leader is intelligent, has strong people development skills and knows how to motivate and mentor others, there is a winning formula in an organization.
Thank you for reading! Do these values align with your organization? Please comment.
Colleen speaks, trains and coaches organizations and individuals on creating greater performance impact in their business and career. Introducing Mindfulness into the workplace to improve focus, resilience, productivity and organizational performance. To learn more about how Mindfulness in the workplace can transform your Organization, contact me atwww.colleencassel.com, @colleencassel, firstname.lastname@example.org