Leaders who can solve the employee engagement and retention concerns in their organization will reach hero status, but it’s harder than you would think. Research indicates that 70 percent of business initiatives fail before they can attain any valuable success. Often, the teams working on making these initiatives a success know the truth but fail to speak up, mainly from fear.
Teams fear for their jobs, and prefer a peaceful environment to challenging organizational leaders. This culture creates an environment with low productivity and morale among teams. The challenge points to a lack of communication between stakeholders and the employees they manage. When communication fails, leaders cannot engage fully with team members, which in turns lowers individual engagement and internal communication. As a leader, you must have certain conversations with your employees to ensure you create a culture of honest and continuous engagement, which will make you a hero