Consultants PWC state that involvement is essential in managing change successfully. They identified that nine out of ten barriers to change relate to people.
LeaderShape’s Managing Director, Greg Young, agrees: “Engaged people are up to 40% more productive, developing solutions to improve productivity that no top-down approach can ever identify. They bring innovation to the way they and their organisations work. It is leadership, at all levels, that determines the level of engagement in an organisation, its productivity, its agility and therefore its long term sustainability of performance.”
Staff engagement is seen as one of the biggest keys to success. A new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit identifies more than 80% of top company executives across Europe and the Middle East airing this concern. Yet almost half (43%) admit that issues like motivation, identification with company goals or willingness to ‘go the extra mile’ – are only ‘occasionally’, ‘rarely’ or ‘never’ discussed at board level. Moreover, almost 90% say their organisations fail to take action to tackle continually low staff engagement.