If you consider that the cost of a disengaged or highly disengaged could be as much as 34% of your wage bill (in pure profit) terms, it would be worth investing some time in reducing this effect. Whilst very few (high disengaged) team member come to work with the intention of bringing your business into disrepute, the fact that the remaining group of dis-engaged team simply do what is expected of them and no more.

As a business owner, it is your responsibility to create and nurture a culture of engagement, involvement and exceeding expectations. When this happens, everyone wins. You win because you will have a more productive workforce and a more profitable company. Your team win as they derive greater satisfaction from working in your company and for you.

Developing a culture of engagement takes time but it also takes a commitment for the leaders within the company. Like any relationship, system or environment, it needs to be worked on continuously. It needs to infiltrate all areas of the your business. The Engage and Grow Group Activation system focuses on developing a new set of behaviours between the leaders in a company. Unlike Values (also very important) we focus primarily on bahaviours that can be observed and measured in the company.

If you would like to find out more about how you can develop an engaged workforce in your company, call me on 087 2220720

About the author,

Hi I’m Derek O’Dwyer. I have been an ActionCOACH for the last 18 years. I live in Clare and work with businesses around Ireland to take their business to the next level. I am passionate about business and providing help and advice. In the past 18 years I have worked with over 400 business owners helping them and their business. I adapt my coaching depending on what you and your business need. I find that each coaching relationship is different but as long as we understand that we have a common objective with timescales, positive things happen quickly. I am a firm believer i the concept of “what you can measure you can manage” and “what you measure you can improve”. Key performance indicators and accountability form the bedrock of my coaching platforms. If making more money from your business, working less hours in your business and having a great team running your business then it’s worth having a discussion with me. If you are willing to implement changes I will be there to help every step of the way. In terms of personal accolades and recognition I have been awarded ActionCOACH of the year in Ireland every year for the last ten years In 2019 I was inducted into the ActionCOACH Global Hall Of Fame I was global Rookie Coach of The Year in 2002 having achieved remarkable success as the first ActionCOACH in Europe. Many of my clients have also received awards from their peers for their business improvements.