Often there is a disconnection between leaders and their teams.
The company vision, mission, values and objectives are selected by the leadership team. They then seek buy-in from staff and expect employees to act in accordance.
Managers, however, can face resistance from their workplace for a variety of reasons. People may fear change. They may worry about career growth. They may disagree with the leadership team. They may feel disrespected or undervalued. Perhaps there is a lack of trust. In short, when staff resist decisions made by upper management, a split between ‘us’ and ‘them’ occurs that leads to underperformance.
This ends up costing the organisation. Even though it pays employees full wages, the company misses out on getting the very best out of its workers. If the average employee is only 50% engaged at work, it means a net loss of productivity. For a workforce counting 100 staff and an average wage of $60,000, the net productivity loss easily equates to $3,000,000 per annum.
There are proven methodologies to overcome these issues of misalignment, disengagement, and the ‘us’ versus ‘them’ dichotomy. Contact us for more information about aligning your leaders and teams.