New suite of Employee Engagement products released by New York Times best-selling author Patrick Lencioni, uses simple, effective methods to help managers bring-out the best in their employees - creating a fulfilled and engaged workforce.
(1888PressRelease) April 28, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - Patrick Lencioni addresses America's disengaged workforce by releasing a new management training product suite based on his book, The Three Signs of a Miserable Job. The three signs of job misery that Lencioni describes in the book are: 1.Employees feel like a number not a person (anonymity) 2. Employees feel their work does not matter (irrelevance) 3. Employees can not tell if they are doing a good job (immeasurement).
Job misery is a prevalent problem. Based on a recent study from BlessingWhite, only 31% of employees are engaged in their jobs and 17% are actively disengaged. This mindset costs the US economy upwards of $350 billion a year (Gallop). Beyond the financial impact, the cost of job misery is very real. Lencioni states, " Spending eight hours a day feeling cynical, unhappy and frustrated can erode the self-confidence of even the strongest people, which in turn affects their spouses, children and friends in subtle but profound ways."
The primary source of job misery and the potential cure for that misery resides in the hands of one individual - the direct manager. According to both Gallup and The Blanchard Companies, an employee's relationship with their direct manager is the most important determinant to employee satisfaction (over pay, benefits, perks, work-life balance etc).
To combat this problem, Lencioni's new products ultimately help managers make lasting, important connections with his/her employees; thereby, creating a new ethos of job loyalty, satisfaction and productivity.
The Managing for Employee Engagement Product Suite Includes:
Facilitator's Guide: This guide provides facilitators and trainers with everything needed to create a high-impact half-day or full-day workshop for managers on the topic of employee engagement. The comprehensive package includes an introduction to the model, scripts, presentation slides, a sample Self-Assessment and a sample Participant Workbook.
Participant Workbook: The workbook is a hands-on tool that helps managers understand the general root causes of job misery and provides action items to help develop an engaged workforce.
Self-Assessment: The paper-based assessment is designed for managers to identify their susceptibility to the Three Signs.
Coming Soon - Management Inventory: This 180-degree online assessment compiles data to provide a snapshot of a manager's behavior according to the Three Signs model. The customized report provides managers insights around the critical factors required for employee fulfillment and engagement.
ABOUT PATRICK LENCIONI/THE TABLE GROUP:
Patrick Lencioni is the founder and president of The Table Group, a firm dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products, and services that improve teamwork, clarity and employee engagement. Lencioni has authored 9 business titles, including the perennial best-seller, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Lencioni was named by Fortune magazine as one of the "Ten New Gurus You Should Know," and was cited in the Wall Street Journal as one of the most sought-after business speakers in the nation. As a consultant and keynote speaker, Lencioni has worked with thousands of senior executives in organizations ranging from Fortune 500s and professional sports teams to universities and nonprofits.