Take a moment to think about your workforce. What do they look like? What are their names? What do they like to do on their weekends? Unless your employees are all robots, you should know the answers to these questions.
Yet it seems like organizations are forgetting that they have actual human beings who work for them. And it’s having dramatic implications for the workplace and employee satisfaction.
A survey by Globoforce found that of the employees whose leaders don’t care about making the workplace more human, just 43 percent love their job and only 32 percent are highly engaged. In comparison, of the employees whose leaders do care about the human side of the office, 89 percent love their job and 51 percent are highly engaged.
If you want to bring some more humanity to your workforce, try these three steps: