Care is an ethical imperative. And it's great for business.
"I don't want to be treated like a number."
It is a ubiquitous sentiment. Companies large and small hear this in feedback, exit surveys, and interviews. As a business community, we seem to have a keen awareness of the problem. Business journals and the web discuss it ad nauseam. Yet nearly as ubiquitous as the sentiment itself is the feeling that, at some point, we've all been treated this way.
How to motivate your team by building personal relationships.
I was recently speaking with an executive and she was telling me how she struggles with motivating her teams in a meaningful way, day in and day out. Tell me if this sounds familiar to you. You’ve just come back from a company leadership retreat and your leaders are fired up to bring their learnings to their teams. For the first few days there is an energy in the office as your leaders reflect and share the amazing insights they gained over the past few days. However, a month later the energy has waned and work has gone back to status quo. What happened? How can you keep that energy flowing and regenerated over the long term?