Here’s a scary idea that may give you real pause for thought: what if you’re not actually doing the things that are required to win?
It’s common these days for organisations to proclaim their desire for a ‘high-performance culture’ and how they aim to be in the big leagues where the people within their ranks are relentlessly driven to win.
But there is a crucial roadblock to achieving that in many organisations.
‘Employee engagement’ is part of the language of the corporate zeitgeist but it often means nothing more human than the erstwhile favourite ‘sweating our assets’; a perfectly good finance / operations / optimisation idea, but one that is generally unloved for all the same reasons.
The hard reality is that no matter how much you long for greatness, you’re unlikely to achieve anything more substantial than a participation award unless you fix that.