A place where people enjoy coming to work because the environment is intellectually stimulating, communication by leadership is direct and respectful, and collegial relationships are emotionally safe. There is a big reduction in CYA, gossip and politics. It is common that employees are performing at A & B levels and well matched for top performance in their work role. There are fewer bad hires, demotions, distressing performance reviews and early retirements.
If I were to tell you that this is the future of the workplace, would you believe me? Is this an impossible reality? Maybe, but it’s a vision that drives me and I believe it is my calling to promote and help leaders realize this vision. Your calling may be to build a highly profitable company and provide jobs for many, to raise $5 million dollars for your non-profit, or to teach and train future generations. Whatever your calling, experts agree: knowing what inherently drives you will accelerate your success and satisfaction. In addition, knowing what drives your employees will accelerate your mission.
Why Drive is Important:
1) Research conducted by Taylor Protocols, a human resource company and creator of the Core Values Index reports the following: “in our work with more than 700 companies of all sizes, we have consistently discovered that they operate at less than 33% human capital efficiency.”
2) The cost of people for most companies exceeds 50% of gross revenue, making people the most valuable and costliest asset. However, the 80/20 principle exists in many companies – with 20% of the people producing 80% of the results. In this environment inefficiencies, mismatches, and team dysfunctions abound.These poor statistics are primarily due to the wrong fit between an employee and what is required for a given job. Core motivational drivers are closely linked to the type of job tasks and responsibilities in which an employee will be most productive. When these drivers are identified and matched to a job role, s/he will not only be more successful, but more engaged and invested in your company.
- Take the CVI.
- What is the ROI of your Human Capital?
- How many A and B level performers are required in a given position to produce 100% of the current productive output of the team?
The Bottom-Line: Know what drives you so you can leverage your natural strengths. Know what drives your team, so you hire the right person for each position, with all employees performing at the A & B level. This is a key factor in creating a work environment that is alive, productive, and result producing. As Jim Collins urges us, have the right people in the right seats, and go from GOOD to GREAT! Blessings to you in your mission and vision.