Employee Passion: Volume 1White Paper

Enhancing Employee Work Passion

The Ken Blanchard Companies released the results of a year-long study on the topic of employee passion—including the identification of eight factors that create the positive emotional state of mind that leads to long-term commitment to the organization, peak performance, and low turnover.

The study includes the results of a comprehensive literature search that looked at all of the factors positively linked to employee engagement, satisfaction, and morale to create an all encompassing model that describes the needs of employees in each of the following areas.

  • Worthwhile Work
  • Autonomy
  • Collaboration
  • Growth
  • Fairness
  • Recognition
  • Connectedness to Colleagues
  • Connectedness to Leader

The result is a new framework for improving performance and productivity that extends beyond the present research on employee engagement and satisfaction to describe a more complete end state that includes a balance of all eight factors.

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Employee Passion: Volume 6

Employees want more meetings with their boss. That’s one of the key findings from a survey conducted by Training magazine and The Ken Blanchard Companies. More than 700 subscribers of Training magazine were polled to learn about their experiences having one-on-one meetings with their managers. Readers were asked what they wanted out of their meetings and how that compared to what was really happening.

Multisource Feedback

Goal achievement is central to our positive self-concept and self-esteem. In general, MSF works because when individuals see a gap between their feedback ratings and the desired goal, they generally work to reduce the gap as a way of maintaining a positive sense of self-esteem. Individuals have a natural tendency to correct a certain behavior when they get feedback that doesn’t align with a standard they’ve held for themselves regarding who they want to be versus how they are perceived.

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2011 Corporate Issues

The Ken Blanchard Companies annual Corporate Issues Survey pinpoints the needs and issues of organizations seeking to develop their people to their fullest potential. The findings in 2011 represent the feedback from 1,300 executives, line managers, and training and HR leaders from a range of organizations, industries, and countries. Since 2003, approximately 9,800 leaders have participated in this ongoing study.

2010 Corporate Issues

The Ken Blanchard Companies annual Corporate Issues Survey pinpoints the needs and issues of organizations seeking to develop their people to their fullest potential. The findings in 2010 represent the feedback from 1,886 executives, line managers, and training and HR leaders from a range of companies, industries, and countries. Since 2003, approximately 8,500 leaders have participated in this ongoing study.