This is a monthly electronic magazine for anyone who wants to be a better leader, coach, facilitator, or simply, to tune up their people skills. It is a complimentary publication, devoted to the next evolution of Quality Thinking.
Publisher: © Key Associates, LLC, 2011 ISSN # 1545-8873
“What do you have without pride of workmanship? Just a job, to get some money. There’s not much joy in that.” — W. Edwards Deming
What allows people to experience joy in work?
Money is often 12th or 13th down the list, in employee surveys, if mentioned at all. Deming would say, “Pay people as well as you possibly can, then give them meaningful work to do.”
The important action is to ask employees, early and often, what keeps them. “How are we doing as an employer?” Then tune up your plan with “re-recruitment” strategies.
Here’s a great read by Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans. Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Getting Good People to Stay (4th edition), Berrett-Koehler, 2008.
Ditch the surveys and have conversations with your employees, simply to learn how to improve as an employer.
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