Developing motivated and engaged employees begins with trust

first_imgDeveloping a team of highly motivated and engaged employees is the holy grail for most leaders. We’re on a never-ending quest to help our people tap into their sense of intrinsic motivation that will kick their performance into high gear, allow them to derive greater satisfaction from their work, and help the organization reach its goals.But employee engagement is a broad and complex issue that isn’t easily defined, as pointed out in a Bersin & Associates report. Definitions vary widely, with elements including commitment, goal alignment, enjoyment, and performance, just to name a few. Despite the fuzziness surrounding employee engagement, organizations spend more than $720 million dollars a year trying to solve the puzzle of developing a motivated and engaged workforce. It’s clearly a complex issue that seems to get more complicated by the day.Focusing on the basicsTrust is the foundation of any successful, healthy, thriving relationship and it’s essential to your success as a leader. Research by Gallup has indicated that a person’s relationship with his or her direct manager is the leading factor influencing employee engagement and that managers account for 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores. The Great Place to Work Institute has documented that committed and engaged employees who trust their management perform 20% better and are 87% less likely to leave the organization. What does that mean for leaders? To a large extent, the way you lead your people has a dramatic impact on their level of engagement on the job. continue reading » 45SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

‘Ripley County CROP Hunger Walk’ planned in October

first_imgOsgood, In. — The Ripley County CROP Hunger Walk to be held on October 7, 2018.The Ripley County CROP Hunger Walk joins communities across the United States to help end hunger one step at a time, both around the corner and around the globe. CROP Hunger Walks support the international relief and development work of Church World Service. Additionally, the Ripley County CROP Hunger Walk will support the efforts of local food pantries to eradicate hunger in our community.Thousands of communities are joining together in interfaith CROP Hunger Walks around the theme “Ending hunger one step at a time.” Participants walk in solidarity with the millions of neighbors around the world who have to walk to live, as well as with the millions served by local food pantries, food banks and meal sites. CROP Hunger Walks make a big difference worldwide, including ensuring that more children reach their 5th birthday, teaching sustainable ways to grow food and providing additional sources of food and income to families facing extreme challenges. We hope that you will join us in helping to end hunger!The 2018 CROP Hunger Walk will take place at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ (Finks) Osgood, Indiana. Registration starts at 1 pm, and step-off is at 1:30.For more information about the Ripley County CROP Hunger Walk, call 812-933-5667.Click here to donate online.last_img read more

RANAFAST BAND HEADING TO LONDON FOR ANNUAL ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

first_imgBuíon Ceoil Rann Na Feirsde are descending on the city of London this weekend for the annual St Patricks day festivities there.The band have previously represented the county through the Donegal Assosiation in New York, New Jersey, Manchester and Leeds.The band will return on Monday just in time for St Patrick day events in Annagry and Gweedore. While staying in Cricklewood they will gather in McGoverns tavern early on Saturday evening for some music and dance.The Parade on Sunday 15 and which attracts up to a 150,000 will commence in Green Park Station at 12 noon where the flamboyant line-up will thread its way up Piccadilly, along Lower Regent, the Mall, rounding Trafalgar Square and finishing up in Whitehall.Events will take place in Trafalgar square where The Commitments the Musical, Lord of the Dance amongst others will entertain while a St Patricks day dance will take place at Westminster Cathedral.As Dominic Behan once penned “The craic was good in Cricklewood and they wouldn’t leave the Crown with glasses flying and Biddy’s crying ’cause Paddy was going to town” I’m sure a few from Ranafast and surrounding areas will be spotted in the same Crown this weekend. RANAFAST BAND HEADING TO LONDON FOR ANNUAL ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE was last modified: March 12th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FeaturesLondonnewsNoticesRanafast BandSt Patrick’s Day Paradelast_img read more