A survey out from YouGov this week states that over a quarter of people are not happy in their jobs. The survey highlights lack of career progression as one of the main reasons.
While we would agree that advancement is a key driver for many when it comes to job satisfaction, we believe there is often a more fundamental ingredient missing – a happy, respectful working environment. Career progression and reward only become important after more basic needs are met; a sense of belonging, of recognition and being valued.
No amount of promotion or money is going to help if your boss is a bully or you are being picked on by team members.
So ask yourselves...
Is your organisation somewhere people feel comfortable?
Are they treated with respect – by managers and colleagues?
Are they genuinely included and valued?
Are people polite and courteous to each other?
Follow our top tips for creating a workplace based on respect to help you answer yes to these questions and give people daily reasons for wanting to stay and progress with your organisation... and ensure they are not one of the 25% desperate to get out.
The way we behave towards each other in the workplace has a direct impact on individual wellbeing, team performance and organisational results. This belief has underpinned our work at Focal Point for over 20 years and has never been more relevant. We are privileged to work with a huge variety of organisations wanting to get workplace behaviour and culture right - and to tackle the inappropriate behaviour that may get in the way of this. Supported by our fantastic team of facilitators and coaches, we are able to make a real difference to peoples’ lives as well as organisational performance. Having worked in both large businesses at management level and in 2 start ups at director level, I am able to combine hands on experience of growing and managing teams - and the associated challenges in creating the right culture - with over 20 years in learning and development. I hold the Certificate in Training Practice and am a member of CIPD. When I am not supporting clients or developing the Focal Point business, you will find me in a calming yoga class...