I recently read an article that made me laugh out loud!
It featured some of the worst excuses the British used for calling in sick and included such gems as:
“I had a bad dream and needed the day to recover”
“I thought it was Saturday today”
“My partner threw the TV remote at me last night and I chipped my tooth.”
“I needed a day to catch-up on Brexit and learn how to apply for permanent residency”
And my personal favourite……
“I dreamt I was at work. As I thought I was already there I just stayed asleep!”
Of course, we can all have a laugh at this, but absenteeism can be a severe problem not least because it’s a sign of a lack of motivation, commitment and poor teamwork:
On the other hand, a number of our clients report the absolute opposite behaviour with committed staff dragging themselves into work, even when they are clearly under par.
Why is there such a big difference in behaviour in different workplaces?
Here are a few tips on how to boost employee engagement:
- Together with your team, co-create a vision & mission statement to ensure their buy-in
- Make sure these are clearly understood, communicated and kept alive
- Don’t rely on company-imposed targets and KPI’s to motivate your team. Take time to uncover their personal motivators and drivers too.
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Now the boring bit……