59% of individuals have left an organization due to trust issues.

Posted on January 26, 2012

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Yesterday the challenge of  what to do with “Quit and Stayed” employees resonates from some of the 40 top thought leaders across the globe. These thought leaders were sharing insights about why employees quit and stay. Bases on research from The Ken Blanchard Companies® that had found 59% of individuals had left an organization due to trust issues, citing lack of communication and dishonesty as key contributing factors.

Presenters shared expertise on several topics including the leader’s role, culture implications, asking the right questions and then really listening, how teams are affected, managing performance, engagement, and motivation.

We were encouraged to continue to learn and grow as business owners. Below are some of the highlights from this 4 hour online event.

  Garry Ridge who has been with WD-40 Company since 1987, shared:

 “If you want people in your organization to come and stay, thrive, survive, and make the organization great—do what we do. Make them feel like they’re part of the family. In fact, we don’t call it a family, we call it a tribe. So get people in your tribe today and have them belong. They will come to work. They won’t quit. They’ll be engaged. They’ll stay. And you’ll have a great organization”.

 One of the most sought-after female business speakers in the nation and is recognized as one of the “Top 30 Best Minds on Leadership” by Leadership Excellence Magazine. Jackie Freiberg Leadership Expert, and Author:

“Do it – model it – fuel it – and fund it. It’s one of the best ways to create more sanity and security and reengage the people in our businesses”.

 David Witt Program Director and for The Ken Blanchard Companies shared:

  “You’ll be amazed at what a few minutes each week can do to improve levels of engagement and connectedness with the organization. Having one-on one meetings is the best way to reenergize, reengage, and rediscover that bright, energetic employee who joined your company years ago”.

  John Izzo Speaker, Author made the point with:

  “As a leader, you might wonder whose problem it is when someone is disengaged. My theory is that if you have only a few disengaged people, it’s probably about the individual. Maybe the person is in the wrong job, has been in the same role too long, or has personal issues that are interfering with being engaged at work. On the other hand, if a significant number of people seem to be disengaged, I suggest that the cause is more likely to be you as the leader and the culture of the organization around you”.

  Eileen McDargh Thought Leader, McDargh Communications:

  “Remember that it’s not just customers who share with others if they aren’t treated well—employees also talk about what it’s like to work for us. What would your employees say about you in terms of respect, courtesy, compassion, and clear communication? Creating an environment that supports people can go a long way toward firing people up so they don’t fire themselves—but stay”.

I was able to share  on how to encourage and challenge your employees to keep them engaged. I share “The Playground Effect” and you can watch a short video on it here (click )

So what can you do about it?

Take a quick Barometer Check to determine how morale and enthusiasm are affecting your organization. Please visit www.kenblanchard.com/trust to take the test, and learn ways to put your organization back on the road to recovery.

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