Think your employees are working at close to full capacity? Not even close! What’s really surprising is the reason they give.
Simon Bailey reports on a recent poll done by the Gallop organization in which 5,000 people in 18 industries were asked “How Productive Are You?” Their answer – 32% of capacity…that’s right, only 32% of their capacity!
Think about that. You could double that and still be well below 100% capacity. But here’s the really amazing thing behind this, their reasons: “The organization doesn’t know what I can offer,” and “I don’t think I am valued,” or “I am not appreciated.”
This information from Mr. Bailey and the Gallop organization comes as I work with a company to begin replacing a long time key employee who didn’t feel appreciated, didn’t get a review he asked for (in the last several years), and only after taking a position with another company did he learn from his current employer how valuable he is, to which he responded – “There is no way I would have ever even considered leaving had I known I was that valuable.” Oh well, too late for this one…