Every organisation big and small faces similar challenges in delivering and sustaining performance in 2013.
Reward and recognition should play a role but focussing on employee engagement is critical.
As we head into this New Year, the superstitious may want to look away. Long gone now is the auspicious 2012 which, thanks to the Olympics and Paralympics, reminded
us just how we can be when we work together and get behind a common goal.
Instead, the next year, ending with an unlucky ‘13’, looks like another uphill struggle for those of us in business, as all the signs show we are unlikely to be blessed with an immediate improvement to the commercial and economic environment which has
jinxed us since 2008.
But, if there is one thing we learnt from the sporting achievements of 2012 it is that great performance doesn’t just come down to luck. The truth is you can ensure you have the best chance of coming out on top by getting the way you manage your people right in the first place.
With this in mind, it is time for organisations who want to succeed in the coming year to redouble their focus on the environment they create for their people.
So what should those organisations interested be thinking about? On the surface the answers are deceptively simple.