Many US Workers are Disengaged and Dissatisfied
According to Gallup’s latest State of the American Workplace Report:
- only 34% of American workers reported they are engaged in their work
- 78% are not convinced their leaders have a clear direction for the organization
- only 23% of employees agree that their manager provides meaningful feedback
- 3 in 10 workers say that someone at work encourages their development
But Leaders Can Make a Difference!
Research shows that how a leader acts explains, more than any other variable, whether people feel engaged in their work; that the most effective leaders bring out two to three times more staff talent than do the least effective leaders; and organizations with the best leaders are the highest performing.
Great Leaders are Made not Born
With right training and support, people can rise to a higher level that brings value-added to their business or organization.
Training Must be Value-added
It is important to measure whether training brings significant value-added to an organization. Growing Leadership uses the following Training Assessment Levels:
1- whether participants liked the training
2- whether they learned useful things
3- whether participants made positive behavior changes
4- whether there is a positive program/business/customer impact
5- return on investment.
The typical evaluation right after a workshop, while useful, is limited to assessment levels one and two while more in-depth evaluation will measure higher-impact levels
Measuring Impactful Results: A Recent Evaluation
A recent Growing Leadership evaluation three months after a training event showed that the training and follow-up coaching had many positive benefits. Participants reported improved supervision and goal setting, strengthened team building, improved time management, increased staff appreciation, greater staff ownership of client outcomes, a better work environment, and improved planning.
Training participants strongly benefited from the follow up coaching. Senior managements also reported positive operational impacts. Participants wrote: