Resources for Managers, Leaders and Business Owners
The best workplace performance happens when employees are well aligned to jobs or roles that play to their talents, strengths and passions. We all work better when we are good at what the job requires and like doing it. Consider the following ways to better align employees to the right roles.
We have assembled the tools on this site for managers, leaders and business owners to discuss and work with the concepts in The Greatness Zone to help activate great employee performance. If you wish to have someone from the Greatness Zone team come and work with your organization, click “contact us” at www.TheGreatnessZone.com and be sure to see our tools to help you learn how to attract, hire and retain today’s superstar workforce www.FireUpYourEmployees.com.
Discussions with employees:
- When you are feeling the most capable and competent, what are you doing?
- If you could make one change to your job that would allow you to perform better, what would it be?
- What additional things would you like to be involved in at work that will play to what you are good at, like doing and add value to the company?
- What are your talents, values and interests? How can we let you do more of what matters to you in this workplace? How can it help to make the company (departments, branch, etc.) better?
- When you are in your Zone – that place where you love what you do – what are you doing?
Activities to try:
- Greatness cards: Prepare a stack of small cards, about the size of a business card. On the front, write “I caught you, doing something great…” Leave the back blank and write on it what act of greatness you saw your employee do. Allow employees to redeem cards for prizes.
- Random acts of greatness: Allow employees to applaud other employees who they catch doing random acts of greatness. Drawing attention to a culture of greatness shifts the perspective away from ordinary or average. Share what earned a random act of greatness applause at team meetings. Celebrating greatness creates the awareness that greatness is the standard.
- PowerTeam: Summarize the greatest attribute and talents of the team, by team member. Use the summary as a “go-to” schedule – to have employees find the strongest performer in a particular area when the need arises.
- Superheroes: Each employee has specific high-impact talents. Identify what employees do best and the value each brings to the company or customers. List these so all employees know each employee’s greatest success attributes. Have employees create a superhero identity around their success attributes as a means to both share and celebrate what gets them into their zone. Consider bringing in a caricature artist to draw each superhero, frame them and hang where customers and employees can see them.
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