What’s in it for me? Top tips to defeat drudgery and engage your employees.

What makes a bad job so unbearable? People often think it’s the pay, yet even the most lavishly compensated positions can be dull as dishwater.

The real killer is disengagement. Few things rival the dreariness that comes from a routine built around mindlessly clocking in, running down the minutes and waiting for the next paycheck to clear.

But that’s not just a problem for boredom-afflicted employees – it’s also bad for business. If you want your company to thrive in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world, you need your workers to be switched on, enthusiastic and committed.

But, as Glenn Elliott and Debra Corey argue in Build It, there’s a problem. Too many companies pay lip service to the idea of an engaged and productive workforce without actually taking steps to achieve it. They continue to lie to their employees, treat them as adversaries and give them crappy jobs without autonomy or excitement.

That has to change. In this manifesto for a new world of work, they provide the blueprints for the Engagement Bridge™ – a radical new way of thinking about management, HR, employee satisfaction and getting the most out of your business.

In the following blinks, you’ll learn

  • why money matters but not in the ways people think;
  • what a difference a thoughtfully designed workplace can make; and
  • why businesses need to move beyond the old factory model.