Old Thinking vs New Thinking

Power has shifted from employer to employee

“Culture is about performance, and making people feel good about how they contribute to the whole.” ~ Tracy Streckenbach interview, Clear Goals Matter More than Mission, The New York Times

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” ~ George Bernard Shaw, playwright

“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

“It isn’t effective or productive to force your employees to do anything. Choice empowers people and makes for a more content workforce.” ~ Sir Richard Branson

“It has a positive effect on corporate culture. Employees know that you trust them, are not micromanaging them, and are providing them the flexibility to work from where they want, when they want, as long as they are delivering results.” ~ Shapiro.

“Bolting an employee to their desk is unlikely to improve your business outcomes.” ~ Shapiro

What difference could I make that other people would love?

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” ~ Tony Robbins

“Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.” ~ Mark Zuckerberg

“If you look after your staff, they’ll look after your customers. It’s that simple.” ~ Sir Richard Branson

In a nutshell

Engaging employees nowadays is not just about giving them the script; it’s about ensuring employees are the story.

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