Reid Hoffman in The Alliance tells us the following about managing employees:
The employer-employee relationship is broken. Managers face a seemingly impossible dilemma: You can’t afford to offer lifetime employment. But you can’t build a lasting, innovative business when everyone acts like a free agent.
Have your employees reflected on their career aspirations? Are they motivated enough to be identifying ways to invest themselves in your company, advancing their own careers proactively? Cofounder and chairman of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman, utilizes Fuel50’s insightful method to get employees articulating their values, and quoting our founder, Anne Fulton, takes his entire executive through a values sharing exercise – click here to replicate this or take the powerful online version for you and your team for free.
A few years ago, we conducted a study which found 75% of employees were willing to use their own time to further their careers and take on additional learning that would benefit them at work.
This proves that rather than the manager doing all the work in planning tours of duty, the corporate middle class needs to play an especially active role in the process too. If you’d like read more, you can get The Alliance here and see our Career Engagement Benchmarking research paper here.
Check out the slideshare below on managing employees, and click here to download your free chapter or purchase the book from Amazon.