Gallup: Great Workplace Culture Not About Making Employees Happy

According to a recent Gallup study, simply making your employees happy may be the wrong way to approach building a stronger culture. Instead, leaders need to focus more on a comprehensive strategy to build true employee engagement.

“Many employees who are not engaged want a reason to be inspired. They are the “show me” group that needs an extra push to perform at their best. While positive feelings, such as happiness, are usually byproducts of engagement, they shouldn’t be confused with the primary outcomes. Rather, the primary emphasis should be on elements that engage workers and drive results, such as clarity of expectations, the opportunity to do what they do best, development and opinions counting.”

Read more about the results of the study: The Right Culture: Not About Employee Happiness

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