The Enthusiastic Employee is based on employee attitude surveys, interviews and case studies covering 2.5 million employees in 237 companies. The authors, all consultants with academic, research, HR or legal backgrounds, say their research shows that employees--of any generation, in any occupation, anywhere--want three basic things: equality, achievement and camaraderie.
Read an excerpt | Table of Contents Praise for The Enthusiastic Employee Enthusiastic employees far out-produce and outperform the average workforce: they step up to do the hard, even 'impossible' jobs. They'll rally each others' spirits in even the toughest times. Most people are enthusiastic when they're hired -- hopeful, ready to work hard, eager to contribute. What happens? Management, that's what. Sirota and his co-authors tell you what managers do wrong, and what they need to do instead. It's about giving workers what they want most, summarized in the Three-Factor Theory: to be treated fairly; to feel proud of their work and organizations; and to experience camaraderie.
How does a company tackle this problem? One approach is to more closely supervise employees, pressuring them to do more. On a more positive note, other managers treat their workers to a procession of
By realising his ability and hiring Robert, Ilse has gained an employee with an enthusiastic attitude and a passion to work. Like Robert, people with disability bring a range of skills, abilities and qualifications to the workplace. Find out more about the benefits to your business of employing people with disability: