“If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.” -Simon Sinek (Start with Why?)
Is the best employee the one that has great technical skills, and can do their job duties perfectly? Maybe, but what if that person is not great with customers or co-workers? Or you have to stay on him to get the job done? Or he is moody or difficult– one day pleasant, the next day watch out!
Yes, we need employees who have the skills to “get the job done” but we also deserve employees who:
- Love what they do
- Believe in and “lives” the common values and purpose of the organization
- Know clearly what is expected, how they are doing
- Work to continually improve and contribute more
- Take ownership and is accountable
- Is supported and encouraged to develop their skills and abilities
- Works together to achieve the goals of the organization
Sounds great- right? But how do you get all your employees to feel this way? You have to build a Culture that engages employees to be excited about their jobs, work together as a team to achieve results, and positively hold each other accountable.
If the area of human resource is a “soft” management process, than Culture change is positively fluffy. All highly successful organizations have mastered the art of defining and living the Culture that supports what they believe in, what they do, and why they do it.
Simon Sinek says that great leaders share the “Why” so that everyone knows the direction and are inspired to change. Watch his TED talk here
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