As you read this survey, think about your team. Whether you are officially in leadership or not, you have an impact. Is it positive?
How you carry out your responsibilities is a key factor to your boss and the rest of your teammates.
Does your talk match your actions? Talking about how important employees are to the organization and then allowing people not hitting standards to be on the team, doesn't compute.
You have to protect your team and the culture. It starts with leadership. Are you leading or hiding? Your answer doesn't matter. What do your people say?
Here are the numbers:
Industries: The largest categories are Restaurant/Food and Attractions
Job Description: Most respondents (64%) came from Manager/Supervisor role
Length of Job: 73% have been in their position between 1 - 5 years.
Satisfied with compensation: 40% disagree, 50% agree, 10% Strongly Agree
Compensated fairly with the market: 9% disagree, 36% neutral, 36% agree, 18% strongly agree
I am inspired and motivated to hit goals: 30% disagree, 20% neutral, 30% agree, 20% strongly agree
Excited about going to work: 10% strongly disagree, 20% disagree, 40% neutral, 20% agree, 20% strongly agree
Determined to give my best: 10% neutral, 50% agree, 40% strongly agree
How could leadership improve your work mindset? All responses were centered around better communication. Put your people first. Attend one of my programs. Communicate when things are good, not just when bad. Reduce the number of people in charge and give us more workers.
My supervisor and I have a good working relationship? 60% agree, 30% strongly agree, 10% neutral.
What could leadership do to improve your job performance? The big leader was more support. Some key terms: communication, hiring enough people, more hands on support.
My co-workers and I have a good relationship. 30% neutral, 50% agree, 20% strongly agree.
Management and Employees trust each other. 10% strongly disagree, 10% disagree, 30% neutral, 30% agree, 20% strongly agree.
Satisfied with workplace culture: 10% strongly disagree, 10% agree, 30% neutral, 40% agree, 10% strongly agree.
I understand how my work impacts the organization’s business goal. 10% disagree, 30% agree, 60% strongly agree.
How could leadership improve culture? Some of the comments that stood out.Stop counseling problem workers in front of everyone. Get rid of the “Suck it up” mentality.
Be around more. They (leadership) think they are hands on, they are not.
We are growing to fast, things are slipping through the cracks
Here is what I hope you do with this input. Get more from your people.
I'm not trying to sell this research. I'm trying to convince you, as a leader, to take the time to get more input.
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If you want to go deeper, learn more about Jerry Henry and his company, H2R Market Research.
You could also just invite them in and talk. Show your team you appreciate their input and culture gets better. Show them that you appreciate their input and you are willing to act on that input, they will walk through walls for you.
Have a great week. Here's to getting out of our own way!
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