The Impact of People-Based Leadership, According to 9 Experts
In a study conducted by Harvard Business Review, it showed that achievement, recognition, responsibility and growth are some of the top reasons for employees’ job satisfaction. This 6-year study of motivation research also found that company goals could be best served by providing your employees with opportunities to achieve their personal goals.
Interestingly, The 2019 Australian Public Sector (APS) Employee Census results reinforce that an organisation’s focus on purpose, people and partnerships are the main motivators of its employees. The 2019 APS highlights include:
- 90% of employees “believe strongly in the purpose and objectives of my agency”
- 90% of employees “believe my immediate supervisor cares about my health and wellbeing”
- 90% of employees believe “my supervisor encourages me to contribute ideas”
- 84% of employees “believe my job gives me opportunities to utilise my skills”
After reviewing these statistics, my team at The People Shift and I decided to conduct a poll on a similar topic: “What would make you stay in a company?”. This post received an overwhelming response — with over 24,000 views, 650 reactions and 100 comments — from industry leaders in my LinkedIn network.
And in this article, we highlight the 9 standout comments.
Notice the similarity between their answers? Apparently, these industry leaders agree that employee-centric workplaces help attract and retain top talent in any business.
Now, let’s break down the best ingredients and key motivators that make people stay in a company.
When we show genuine care and appreciation for our people and keep them engaged in purpose-driven work, we allow the entire organisation to thrive. This is what a People-Based Leadership approach is about.
If we want to retain the best talents, we have to make sure that we are providing our employees with genuine support and recognition. Let me end this article by quoting Cybill Juarez, Co-Founder and Head of Operations at The People Shift:
Do not let a day pass by without thinking of your people. Respect them, honour them, and give your company a legacy of being a great place to work.
Do you agree? I would love to hear your thoughts on the question: As a leader, how do you keep your people motivated or feel valued at work?
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