“EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT HAS BEEN HOVERING AROUND 30% FOR OVER A DECADE ACCORDING TO GALLUP POLLING. THERE IS PLENTY OF ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT BUT DOING THE SAME OLD THING AND EXPECTING DIFFERENT RESULTS IS THE VERY DEFINITION OF INSANITY!”
⎯ MIKE ELLERKAMP
Combining the Golden Rule and Law of Reciprocity, Mike Ellerkamp helps businesses enhance employee engagement, productivity and satisfaction. With his deep knowledge of applying positive reciprocity principles, Ellerkamp takes effective performance tools to the next level. He teaches key principles that help businesses promote balance, motivation and growth. (extracted from the Press Kit)
Monkeys paid unequally: Excerpt from Frans de Waal’s TED Talk (2:43mins)
Comment for video: This is what happens when you “pay” two monkeys unequally!
Assessing and meeting your employees’ needs can create harmony or disharmony. Disharmony deflates profits, increasing harmony increases productivity and your profits will improve.
Two chimps cooperating to pull box with food and what happens when one loses interest in the project. Have you noticed this behavior in your colleagues?
Taken from the Frans de Waal living links website. Nissan Crawford Chimpanzee cooperation experiment.
“Connect with your employees in a way that provides the opportunity for them to learn and grow and they will thrive ⎯ so will your organization!” (a quote by Mike Ellerkamp from my Press Kit.)
There are major benefits to attracting and retaining engaged employees. For example, the study’s data shows that organizations with the most engaged employees achieve:
In their most recent study of the level of work engagement, Gallup found that an alarming 70% of employees in the United States do not feel engaged or are actively disengaged from their jobs. The annual cost of this lack of engagement for the US economy is estimated at 350 million dollars, but the real cost could rise to 550 billion dollars and globally to trillions of dollars.
The high costs are related to low productivity costs, turnover, damage, theft, absenteeism and a long list of consequences. Furthermore, the lack of engagement reduces the profitability of the companies; Payroll costs as part of revenues are much higher due to the poor performance of employees who are not engaged. ⎯ From a report titled: “State of the Global Workforce” done by Gallup in 2017.
Engaged Employees: Those who work with passion and feel a deep connection with their companies. They push innovation and move the organization towards progress. engagement is reflected in their involvement, level of enthusiasm and commitment to the work they do and their companies.
Unengaged Employees: They are those who are essentially “disconnected.” They are sleepwalking during the work day, they put time ⎯ but not energy or passion ⎯ into their work.
Actively Disengaged Employees: They are employees who are not only unhappy in their work, they are busy demonstrating their unhappiness. Every day, these workers damage what their colleagues who are committed have achieved. (Saboteurs)
When employees feel that they are being treated fairly, they reciprocate in a positive fashion. A small change in the management involvement can produce a small improvement in engagement, increasing productivity slightly which cascades into much higher profits. In certain industries we are capable of doubling your profits in three years with our program. Productivity is the hidden profit rocket because it affects costs in a positive way by lowering payroll expenses (refer to points above reduced turnover, absenteeism, etc.) and affects revenues by the improved motivation and enthusiasm of engaged, committed employees. There is a multiplier effect in this relationship. Profit gains are extraordinary!
Mike Ellerkamp can help you discover how to make that process happen.
“Mike’s byline is ‘Reciprocity Works!’ and as my coach, mentor and friend in developing the audience appeal and content focus of my second book, he has delivered in spades! His educational approach tempered with patience, humor and encouragement makes working with him a real pleasure. Experiencing the results of his input and influence make the journey that much less difficult and the results that much more satisfying.” ⎯ Hiet Ives, B2B Marketing and Author