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For the first year Charlie worked at your organization, he was on fire!
He had fantastic ideas, contributed readily at staff meetings, and even started a task force.
Three years later, Charlie seems…tired.
Gone is the passion he used to exert.
Yes, he continues to be a good employee—he works very hard, says great things about and is loyal to the company. Technically, he’s engaged.
But lately, Charlie’s performance is lacklustre.
He doesn’t go above and beyond the call of duty unless absolutely necessary. And he no longer takes initiative.
He’s simply going through the motions.
It should: it’s a story we at Juice hear a lot.
Now we hear that 70% of Canadian companies plan to increase business activity in 2015—but only 38% of them intend to hire more staff. (We can assume similar business moves in the U.S. as well.)
What business leaders are telling us
Business leaders and managers tell us that “we have employees who are engaged—but at the end of the work day, they’re completely exhausted.” They literally see their employees trudging out of the office at day’s end.
They tell us stories about their employees’ personal lives: employees whose marriages are suffering, who can’t coach their son’s baseball team, and who are falling asleep on the couch at 7 p.m. every night.
They tell us they know many of their employees are talented—but they’re no longer seeing the fruits of that talent.
Smart business leaders understand the negative impact that exhausted employees can have on the bottom line.
Smart business leaders understand the key to great customer experiences and profits is through the employee experience.
And smart business leaders understand that employees deserve—yes, deserve—to have energy left at the end of the day for “life.”
What will you do?
So my question to you is this: this year, are you going to be a smart business leader?
Are you going to wake up to the fact that the number-one factor affecting your organization’s success is your people?
Or will you simply continue over-extending your Charlies?
The choice is up to you.
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