Download Research Desk Paper: Building a Team of Proactive Employees
How do you get employees to think for themselves, take responsibility, and raise performance?
In the endless drive for greater productivity, every manager wants employees to become more proactive. More proactivity equals better productivity. And better productivity usually means improved financial performance, happier shareholders, and less sleepless nights for leaders.
To create a team of proactive employees, leaders need to demonstrate flexibility and foster a trust-based work environment. Our research has found that the two are strongly connected.
In demonstrating the attributes of flexibility, leaders can begin by developing an understanding of the basic needs that all employees have. Once a manager accepts that the organisation's success is intrinsically links to its ability to satisfy employees' needs the path towards a team of proactive people has begun.
Building a Team of Proactive Employees