EAD-Employee Alignment Disfunction, happens to the best of companies, and is quickly becoming the killer of Employee Engagement in many organizations today. With 70% of the workforce being disengaged, the best way to bring the focus back to engagement is to put a focus on employee alignment.
70% of employees say that alignment is the greatest hurdle to achieving company strategy. But where does the issue lie? With management? Or the individual? No matter who is at fault, employee alignment is essential to fostering engaged employees who will help bring great profit to your company. Employee alignment is the act of getting all of your employees on the same page. Learning to embrace the idea of employee alignment is not only critical to the overall success of your company, but it is essential to keeping your employees engaged.
Tracy Maylett, CEO of management consulting firm DecisionWise, states that “as we conduct employee exit interviews with some of our client organizations, we find that often employees who are ‘exited’ (the politically correct term for ‘fired because you weren’t doing a very good job’) simply didn’t know the employer had certain performance expectations, and thought they were fulfilling the job requirements.” If you do not set clear expectations for your employees, you are setting them up for failure, and therefore your team will not be aligned and your company will fail.
By keeping communication open, setting goals for your employees, keeping your expectations clear and consistent, as well as rewarding your employees for a job well done your employees will be engaged and and motivated to play a role in your company’s alignment.
Only slight adjustments are required to shift the focus and align your employees so that they are committed to your company and its overall success.