Let’s talk about employee retention success.
We’ve all been there, where we train people only to watch them leave. As a corporate impact expert, let me share with you how you can keep your employees.
We rolled out a program called Fun Friday, which meant every Friday we stop production for 15 minutes – unheard of. In fact, they thought I had lost my mind. My director said, “you are asking to shut down production for 15 minutes on a Friday?” “Just give me a chance, let’s see what happens,” I replied.
We did it. Not everybody was on board. Especially one person named Sylvia. Sylvia made it clear that she wasn’t interested in Fun Friday, and did not participate. Even though her cubicle was positioned right next to the place where we had fun every single Friday. I thought she had checked out, wasn’t listening. And she wasn’t taking part in the activities with the group.
One day Sylvia came into my office and shared a story that touched my heart. She shared a process improvement that frankly left me floored. Little did I know that she had taken it all in. She was listening to the Fun Friday activities next to her cubicle. Sylvia was living it somewhere outside of her cubicle. When we engage our employees, they turn into committed team members. And they take an interest.
And when we open the lines of communication, your organization can turn around on a dime:
- improving processes
- wanting to get to know their teammates
- build relationships with one another
We experienced it. I’ve seen it happen in other corporations. And you know what, you can too. If you’d like to receive 10 tips on how you can have fun in the workplace, please visit here.