Communicating Value: Important Ideas

WRITTEN July 30, 2015 Author: Rich Atkins

Consider the value that each person in your organization brings to it. When was the last time you tried communicating value, and let them know how much you esteem the work they do?

  1. It is insane to repeat the same behavior and expect different results. To change, one must try something different.
  2. Organizational progress depends on staff motivation.
  3. Managing by using fear and coercion will get only minimal compliance.
  4. To get employees to invest in the job and go the extra mile, they need to feel valued.

Manage people differently – give them more autonomy and praise them for their accomplishments.

Moving Forward

  • Staff needs to feel like they are a prized part of the organization.
  • Your challenge is to figure out how to communicate each employee’s value AND how that affects the organization as a whole.
  • Assume that your team has worthy ideas (unknown and undreamed of by you) about how to improve the company.
  • One way of showing employee appreciation is to elicit and listen to their feedback.
  • You can communicate to someone that you understand their position even if you don’t agree with it.
  • Listening to someone without judging does not mean that you have to act on what s/he says.

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