Employees are the lifeblood of any organization. Without their commitment, loyalty, and buy-in, you will never grow or be successful.
While pay is seemingly the single most important issue in the minds of workers, money is about halfway down the list of what is important to your employees.
So what do your people want? Though this list of ten things was published in the 1990s, it still seems pretty accurate:
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- Appreciation for the work they do
- Being a part of something – Belonging
- Being respected and understood
- Job security
- Good wages
- Interesting work
- Personal growth and/or promotions
- Good working conditions
- Emotional security and stability
- A sense of personal power
How are you providing these things as a leader in your organization?
In what ways should the church/pastor/staff-relations leaders view these things differently than other businesses or organizations?
From Roger V. Fulton’s Common Sense Leadership book.