Getting the best from everyone in the organization is paramount to the growth and continued success of every business in Southeast Michigan and the Greater Detroit area. From the excess of the 70’s to the reality of the future, the Michigan economy has seen it all and it has gone full circuit with a renewed emphasis on quality and efficiency. Once considered the Arsenal of Democracy, we are now the Arsenal of Renewal.
Our leadership today does not have to manage like it did in the old days; but it does have to engage. How do the top leaders promote employee engagement? They do it with these critical elements:
- Expertise: Everyone in the organization has to be good at what they do. The added quality is to be really good in two areas. Doubling the skill of every employee and widening opportunity helps everyone.
- Culture: When everyone wants to come to work, the organization is better off. Being ibnvolved promotes culture.
- Training: As everything constantly changes, every employee has to be made aware and adjustments and improvements have to be made; training is that conduit.
- Communication: No article on leadership can go without a mention of communication. The more communicative an organization is in activities, the more important the mission. Passion, respect, trust, and purpose grow as the communication does.
- Imperfection: Integral to learning is that fact that making a mistake and taking risk will make the company better. Let imperfection and failure happen.
The formula is indeed a simple one. Ford Motor Company borrowed $23.5 million back in 2006. Today they can reclaim the classic Blue Oval again because of their success. They borrowed what they needed. They worked hard. And they made an array of products that consumers want. Again, engaging employees is at the heart of their success. Congratulations Ford!
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