A 2011 Gallup Poll found that 71% of all employees are “not engaged” or are “actively disengaged” with their jobs. While the survey is a few years old at this point, this is an alarming statistic which likely hasn’t changed significantly. Disengaged employees are less productive, have decreased motivation and low morale. They’re also likely to bring others down with them. In short, they’re not good for business
In contrast, in her Elements of the Entrepreneurs, Heidi Neck of the Babson Entrepreneur Experience Lab, suggests that an entrepreneurial employee within an organization is just the opposite – they are highly engaged and invested in the success of the organization. For these types of employees, it’s not simply a job for them. They’re not solely tied to the title and job responsibilities that are listed on their job description. Entrepreneurs within take responsibility to find better ways to do things and act as change agents. They are invested in the success of the business.
So, this begs the question, how do I get my employees to think this way? How do we get them to be entrepreneurs within the organization and invest themselves as if they were owners of the business and to drive the company’s success? Join us on May 7 for Insight Performance’s Complimentary Seminar and hear Professor Neck address this topic.