Weekly Culture Wins
Here are three ways to protect your organization as company headcount increases:
- Set a clear direction and check for alignment. Employees who believe in your company direction will invest more of themselves in their work because they know it will make a difference. Make time to create a concise and memorable direction statement. And then check to ensure actions – especially those of senior leaders – align with that direction.
- Create smaller teams to improve connection. If you’re facing challenges around communication, direction, and a sense of belonging, look to creating smaller teams where people can feel like they belong.
- Understand employee engagement at the local level. Be wary of company-wide, broad-brush engagement efforts. Know what’s helping or hindering engagement at the local level and then address those issues through local leaders. This is especially true at the manager-of-manager level where you might have divisional or site leaders overseeing teams at or around the Dunbar number.