This quote from Mike Zani bears repeating - and is more relevant now than ever before. According to Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) research, "Engagement and productivity can be affected by social cohesion, feeling supported by one's supervisor, information sharing, common goals and vision, communication, and trust. Employees want to feel valued and respected; they want to know that their work is meaningful and their ideas are heard."
A sense of autonomy, flexibility, and purpose are increasingly important to a workforce that has grappled with a loss of control - and hope - due to the unpredictability of pandemic life. By allowing for flexibility and entrusting workers to make the right choices in their roles, leaders can contribute to a culture of mutual respect and appreciation.
Mike Zani, CEO of The Predictive Index, recently addressed the Rhode Island CEO Council and shared his expert insights about how organizational leaders can find and retain the right talent in 2022. His new book, "The Science of Dream Teams: How Talent Optimization Can Drive Engagement, Productivity, and Happiness," is a Wall Street Journal Bestseller and offers a data-driven approach to talent optimization that makes hiring, motivating, and managing people more efficient and effective than ever.
Congratulations to our graduating class of 2022, and to all University of Rhode Island graduates. You believed you could, and so you did! We commend your dedication, resilience, and drive. You have endured and overcome so much these past few years, and we know you will apply your resolute ambitions and ideals to improve your workplaces, communities, and society as a whole. Go forth and make your mark!