Even those companies that have committed to reaching net zero by 2030 and are clear about what actions they need to take to get there may struggle to achieve the kind of transformation we all need to see.
Why is this? It’s because all the planning has so far focused on environmental science and technology—but it is the people in organizations who will be the real drivers of change.
When employees are engaged, they’re more productive and innovative. Organizations have higher profits, revenue growth, customer satisfaction, productivity, innovation and employee retention.
In fact, 30% of workers around the world report feeling disengaged in their job. That means they aren’t performing at their highest level — which, in turn, means their organizations aren’t optimizing their performance. And employees who are discouraged or frustrated can be a real threat.
It’s critical that organizations start building an environment where employees feel more engaged in their work. In the past, employers thought they could build a great employee experience by piling on more dollars and cents. Today, it takes more to create an exceptional experience that resonates with your employees.
Employee experience management takes a deep understanding of what your employees need and want. It requires you to put your people and their needs first.
When you put people first, you’ll find that the business results will follow.