86% of your employees are employees are looking for a new job. What would happen if 25% of them left in the next year?
What would it cost you to replace them?
Would you like to learn how to retain great employees and help them become more effective at work?
I coached a very bright VP who, at the time, started to resent his employees. When he first started with his company it was exciting and happiness wasn't something they had to work at. It came easily.
He explained how he was promoted and started to lose track of the employees' results. He wanted to go back to being just him and just a handful of staff because it was so much easier to manage.
I asked him if he's seen any positive signs recently. He explained that they closed on a Friday went on an overnight retreat. They had a blast. Then a few people left the company and then a few more and it's hard to get that feeling back.
He wasn't sure how to bring the positivity and hard work back into the company culture. I suggested that he start slow and create a theme of the month and have a fun experience around the theme. I explained how he could theme his months and encourage more engagement at work.
He loved the idea. He got to work right away.
* Quick update. After 6 months he saw a 17% increase in happiness, 22% improvement in used sick days, and a 11% increase in sales. These numbers will improve as he continues to measure and refine his system.
This was just the spark to start show them that he cared about their them. Once you get them engaging with you and each other then you need to put systems in place to help them become happier. This is where the hard work begins, but probably the most beneficial and rewarding.
“I had sessions with other consultants that felt unproductive because they merely revisited business growth exercises I’d previously learned about in books. Karl focused instead on helping me identify the action steps around my short-term and long-term goals. As someone who thrives on organization and forward momentum, I appreciated working with someone who focuses on results.” – Lori Deschene, Founder of Tiny Buddha
Who do I help with this program?
Leaders (managers, team leaders, small business owners) who struggle to get the most out of their employees. They want more employee engagement, lower turnover, and higher creativity.
Set clear and attainable goals that people believe in, then help them track their progress and you will be well on your way to creating a happy and productive employee.
They also believe passion, focus, and strengths are vital to doing great work. This starts with a clear vision and implementing a feedback loop that utilizes employees' strengths.
Each step was designed to layer into the next, creating a domino effect that builds a stronger and of course happier business.
“If people are in a good mood on a given day, they're more likely to have creative ideas that day, as well as the next day, even if we take into account their mood that next day. There seems to be a cognitive process that gets set up when people are feeling good that leads to more flexible, fluent, and original thinking, and there's actually a carryover, an incubation effect, to the next day.” Teresa Amabile of Harvard Business School
When we begin our work together I usually start with understanding you and your vision for the company and what values are they based from. When people understand their purpose its easy to stay motivated. Then we look at how to you remove obstacles to them making progress at work. If they aren’t making progress personally and professionally they will be unhappy.
We do this by using a system I created called the Flying V that helps us create feedback loops, Happiness Systems and improve communication. Once we go through the 5 steps, we will then focus on measuring and refining your process.
You will learn how to eliminate what doesn’t work well for you and improve what gets you the best results.
If you are interested in unlocking your career happiness or helping your employees work happier, you can call 512-669-5476 or email me. I’ll get back to quickly.
Reduce Friction at Work
The more you can reduce friction and allow people to focus on work that they care about the more they will get done each day and feel happy doing it.
“Distractions are everywhere. And with the always-on technologies of today, they take a heavy toll on productivity. One study found that office distractions eat an average 2.1 hours a day. Another study, published in October 2005, found that employees spent an average of 11 minutes on a project before being distracted. After an interruption it takes them 25 minutes to return to the original task, if they do at all.” – David Rock of Your Brain at Work
The more you help your employees design how they they can improve their productivity then you will allow them to minimize distractions and help make them more productive. Your people are able to focus on work that makes an positive impact on your company and their lives.
“Karl provides an empathetic ear to the sometimes overwhelming challenges of work/life/happiness balance while also encouraging action that will change either your attitude or your actions with positive results.” – Linda Buntrock, VP of Human Resources
Systems to More Happiness
Your business is unique and must be treated accordingly. That's why this program is a hands on process. A team leader or a small group (no more than 5 people) will be appointed to insure the success of the program.
In the three months we'll focus on the Work Happy Now 10 step process: (We start where you feel most comfortable and where you need the most support.)
- Infuse core values into the culture.
- Set the Flying V Rules. (reduce friction when flying)
- Develop a feedback loop.
- Track progress.(Review results and make better decisions based off of concrete data.)
- Celebrate wins and hard work.
Once everything is in place we'll measure the results within the feedback loop as well as other metrics that we feel correlate to your employees happiness and the businesses success.
Are you ready to help your employees live their passions, improve their focus and leverage their strengths at work?
We have 6 month and 12 month leadership training that helps guide you and your leaders through improving your employees' happiness. We walk them through each step so they understand how to customize the tools to their employees.
Step 1: Contact me and I'll send you questionnaire.
Step 2: Complete short questionnaire and also include best times for us to talk.
Step 3: We'll set up a discovery call so I can learn more about where you need to put your focus to level up your business.
Are you ready to improve your employees' focus, leverage their strengths, and unlock their passions?
I do this because I feel confident that my methods work with 99% of companies that I work with.
I always make sure that they have strong core values and vision before we begin our work together. If my client doesn't believe in the importance of making their employees happy then I suggest other resources that they can utilize that will help them.
• “Karl, I’ve suffered from mild depression for YEARS I won’t go into the psychology of it but finding ways to feel happy has always been a challenge for me. You have helped me more than any medicine has because you’re changing the way I THINK! I LOVE THIS! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! God’s given you a great gift.” - Jessica M.
• “Karl presents easy – workable – applicable ways to attain happiness in the work place.” - Ken Bartosh of Austin Diagnostic Clinic
• “I would highly recommend it to my co-workers to check out his presentation. Especially to my colleagues who are administrators.” - Katie Teitelman of Country Home Learning Center