Research by the Organizational Intelligence Institute (OII) Reveals the Real Drivers of Leader Engagement

Feb 05, 2015, 14:54 ET from Skyline Group

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a recent report published by The Economist, 4 in 5 senior leaders consider employee engagement as a critical risk factor for business.  However, the report also indicated that only 1 in 10 senior leaders are highly engaged and willing to go the extra mile for their organizations.

Such findings strongly suggest that the writing is on the wall as only engaged leaders can maximize employee engagement at all levels.  After all, leaders have a privileged role in designing and ratifying the organizational policies and practices and engaging others which in turn has a cascading effect throughout the organization. Yet, organizations tend to employ a "one-size-fits-all' approach when it comes to maximizing employee engagement and performance.

The Organizational Intelligence Institute (OII) - a Skyline Group company conducted research to uncover the underlying drivers of leader engagement disengagement by select workforce segments – including leaders, high-potentials, and those with senior leadership aspirations (VP and above) and high ambition and achievement orientation. 

Dr. Salvatore Falletta, EVP and Managing Director for the Organizational Intelligence Institute shares that "it's quite fashionable and arguably a self-serving notion for the HR industry to contend that the primary drivers of employee engagement are all about the relationship with one's immediate manager, co-worker quality, employee learning and development opportunities, and the like.  While these usual suspects have a significant impact on engagement as a whole, they tend to miss the mark for critical workforce segments."

This new research elucidates the specific variables that affect leader engagement and the consequences associated with leader disengagement. It may be that the drivers of leader engagement and/or disengagement are not as straightforward as previously thought. This research can help companies begin to understand what matters most to high-potentials and aspiring leaders. As a result, companies are better able to make smarter human capital investments to engage and motivate their current and future leaders.

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