Executives typically use” top-down” communication, instead of bottom-up coaching and listening. Good coaches engage the participant to bring forth ideas and ways to improve their position, activities, and skills. In a bottom-up coaching session, skills are discussed and trained. An effective coach uses the above traits to create a winning atmosphere and team culture that will produce superior results.
Keep in mind that the team must work towards the same preset goal while each is using their own skills. This does not mean that any skill is worth more than another. The key element is to recognize your weaknesses and fill your team with stronger members that can improve your business. Learn the keys of delegation and hold the team responsible, then reward for quality performance.
What is the productivity change for an annual employee review system? As a five-year Vistage Chair, we have had several speakers that indicate that an annual review has zero or negative impact on employee productivity.
A CEO of an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), reported that 20%-25% of all people are having some life issue right now. That means many employees are currently struggling with a life issue. Life issues could include: financial problems, a sick child, sick parents, divorce, close relative untimely death, abuse, etc. If the workplace can help employees cope with these life difficulties, the productivity will increase.
Productivity Pyramid and expert business optimization concepts were presented by Dale Richards, Excel Management Systems, Inc. to Vistage members in Akron, Ohio today. Mike Minard was especially pleased with the diverse methods to improve businesses and particularly the Productivity Pyramid TM. Mike highly recommends Dale.