A Note From Rene’
I hope 2023 is off to a great start for everyone. I had a great 2-day retreat with my EOS Advisory Board clients last week, and every company that participates had their best year ever in 2022! I’m really proud of that group and how they hold each other accountable.
As we discussed their strategic plans for 2023, we talked a lot about how to engage and appreciate employees and how important that is to the sustainability of all small businesses. So, I thought it appropriate to include a couple of articles in this month’s newsletter on the topic. I hope you find some useful information in both articles.
As always, if I can help in any way, I would love to hear from you.
Do You Tell Your Employees You Appreciate Them?
The research is clear: Employee recognition — when done well — has huge payoffs. According to the data we collect on leaders across industries, every measure of morale, productivity, performance, customer satisfaction, and employee retention soars when managers regularly provide recognition.
And, yet there are many leaders out there who fail to do it frequently or skillfully. In fact, the most common complaint that we hear about managers is that they fail to convey appreciation.
Helping Gen Z Employees Find Their Place at Work
Gen Z, born from approximately 1995 to 2010, is the most racially and ethnically diverse generation in U.S. history. This generation has also been influenced by, and is influential in, the macro social movements and systemic issues that have shaped who they are and what they stand for in the workplace and society. They’ve played crucial roles in movements fighting racism and discrimination, sexual harassment, gun violence, and worsening climate change, as growing income disparity makes the possibility of social mobility more unrealistic than ever. Read More…