Some numbers this week that made me pause – and what they might mean to a leader
Employee Satisfaction (from current Inc magazine – source Global Workforce Mood Tracker; Staples.com)
Share of employees who say they feel underappreciated at work: 39% (up from 32% in Feb)
Leaders: Do you have a Habit of doing one on ones monthly? If no – Hmmmm . . . . Here is a posting that might help you get started.
If I were the CFO . . . . Employees top choices if allowed to make afew improvements to their work environment:
- Eliminate office politics – 44%
- Encourage telecommuting – 41%
- Upgrade computers – 37%
- Improve Office Furniture – 35%
- Provide Private Work Areas – 34%
- Allow More Flexible Hours – 34%
Leaders: The first one on the list is FREE. Are you great at communicating change? Makes a big difference. If you are spending money next year on stuff – what about some new computers? A few $100 flat screens might go a long way. . .
Tablet Usage in the US (here is the link to all the numbers)
# of people who own tablets (IPads, etc.) : 54 Million (early 2012) 108+ (1/3 of US population) by 2015
Leaders: Are you at least experimenting with tablets for your teachers? salesforce? Anyone for 2012? If you are – GREAT. If not, hmm . . ..
Typical Tablet user:
- Wealthy (50% have $100K+ income)
- Male, Age 18-34
- College graduate (51%)
Leader: Who on the exec team uses them? Don’t assume that number is the norm . . . ..
Executive: It is a good habit every now and then to have your leaders go listen to people who are listening to what people outside your company are feeling and doing. Then ask – Is it accurate? Is it relevant? What should we do with it?
I like to listen. This is just some of what I heard this week that made me go Hmm . . .