As a business leader, one of the challenges you’ll face is finding and retaining great team members. The cost of finding the right person to hire for a position can be hefty especially when you consider the costs of advertisement, interviewing time, reviewing resumes, and background checks.
When you find a good fit, you want to keep them. Keeping them consistently engaged is no small feat. As a business leader, how do you keep great talent consistently engaged?
Assuming you pay a competitive wage, consider the intangible things that keep your employees engaged. One of the key distinctions that my Profitability Lab clients discover is how to motivate their team based on their team’s unique wiring.
Since your team’s biological wiring is at work each and every day, it’s important to understand it so you can strategically design an environment that keeps them engaged every single day.
One idea is to set up collaboration zones or spaces. While cubes and offices serve a purpose to give a person alone time, it can be isolating and de-energizing for employees who are naturally wired to need collaboration to create ideas. You might already know who they are because they find any excuse to get up and interact with others.
If your team is virtual, they are working alone at their home office. If they are wired to need face-to-face communication, working from home is isolating for them. It’s important to determine a collaboration space, that is, an impromptu meeting space to meet with others.
Not everyone is wired to sit in a cube all day to create their greatest ideas. Some people are naturally wired to create ideas by bouncing their ideas off of others. They need to verbalize to crystallize their ideas or like a team to discuss those ideas.
A collaboration zone can be an area where individuals go to collaborate. If you have a virtual team, you can use technology like, Blabb, Skype or Google Hangouts for impromptu idea generation sessions.
Retention doesn’t need to cost a lot of money, to be effective. Small changes to the environment can ping your employees hardwiring positively keeping them engaged, productive, and innovative.
So you see that hardwiring has an impact on the business and is primarily unconscious. Hardwiring and how you run your business systems are deeply connected.
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