Organizations talk about putting people first, but oftentimes actions don’t follow. This can cause employees to feel undervalued at work.
Sadly, it’s usually high performers who feel taken for granted, as managers spend 80% of their time focused on underperforming staff when they should spend 60% of their time on high performers. Eventually, those who feel undervalued will leave.
Fortunately, it’s possible to measure employees’ level of engagement and appreciation. Then, solutions can be developed to address managers’ shortcomings before it’s too late. If organizations don’t value putting people before process and business results, they will lose their best people.