Show Them You Care based on“The Only Management Strategy You Will Ever Need” published by June 15, 2012
Premise• A recent Inc. magazine article pointed out one key element to leading people. – http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/key-to-leadership-managing-employees.html
Premise• The point was simple.• Employees don’t care how much you (the CEO) know until they first know how much you care about them.
Excerpts• “No one cares how much you know until they first know how much you care about them. We (CEOs) think we have all the answers, and maybe we do, but that doesnt matter. No one cares how much you know until they first know how much you care about them.• Yeah were in charge and yeah we talk about targets and goals and visions, but our employees dont care about any of that stuff for very long.• We can communicate and engage and connect all we want, but no one really listens to us. They just smile and nod and go back to doing their jobs the way they always do.• Our employees dont really care about what we want them to do until they know how much we care about them.• When an employee knows--truly knows--that you care about them, then they care about you. And when they know you care, they will listen to you... and they will do anything for you."
Using Internal Communications to Show Them You Care!• PDP is fortunate to have figured this out already – using internal communications effectively.• The following slides show examples of how our modules support and care for employees.
Ease Access to Information• Use touchscreen kiosks for interactive communication – in real time!
Share Personal Stories• Celebrate the Person First!
Share Safety Messages• Communicate what is being done to protect employees.
Celebrate Success• Recognize individual and group effort!• Right away!
Challenge Culture• Encourage collaboration.• Welcome ideas for continuous improvement.
Build Community• Call out the role of each and every employee.
Build Community• Executives share personal interests!
Build Community• As do Managers and Frontline employees!
Share Metrics• Make them easy to understand.• Real Transparency!