We live in a new world where work and life are blended as opposed to balanced, and feelings of financial security and entitlement are a thing of the past. Job satisfaction is at a record low which is a crisis with a far reaching impact.
For businesses, a disengaged workforce means lower levels of productivity and service, and ultimately lower growth and profits. For individuals, our emotions at work spill over to the other areas of our lives and take a toll on our health and relationships.
In We, Rudy Karsan and Kevin Kruse dig deep to reveal the nature of work in the modern organization and share secrets to achieving full engagement at work, based on findings from over 10 million worker surveys in 150 countries, annually, and also on their own experiences leading fast growth companies. They highlight three high impact drivers of engagement:
- Growth: Team members need to feel they are growing in their careers and learning new things.
- Recognition: Team members need to feel that their ideas and accomplishments are appreciated.
- Trust: Team members need to trust senior leadership and feel confident about the future.
Reviews from CEOs, Leaders, Authors
“The importance of engagement in your work cannot be overstated. Whether you’re looking to make engagement a reality for yourself or your company, We provides the roadmap that will get you there.”
Travis Bradberry, coauthor of the best seller Emotional Intelligence 2.0
“During these challenging times, Karsan and Kruse remind us that successful businesses are built by dedicated workers. We: How to Increase Performance and Profits Through Full Engagement should be read by everyone interested in building high performing teams.”
Congressman Patrick Murphy, author Taking the Hill
“For anyone who has not yet identified their dream job, Karsan and Kruse offer a framework built around passion, purpose and pay that can guide you to career choices that will lead to full engagement.”
Gavin Kerr, President and CEO, Inglis Foundation
“There are no more safe jobs—or safe industries! Security comes from the ability to reinvent your career at any time. With its deep insights and provocative questions, this book is an invaluable resource that will help you move into an exciting and engaging career.”
Pamela Mitchell, Author of The 10 Laws of Career Reinvention
“If you think smoking kills, then you should know that having a bad job is just as lethal (literally) to both the employee and the company. What Rudy and Kevin understand is that both the employee and their leadership have dual roles in fixing this toxic situation – and they outline in detail the three drivers needed to create an engaged workplace, based on their experience and research from over 10 million people.”
Verne Harnish, CEO, Gazelles Inc. and author of The Rockefeller Habits
“Karsan and Kruse show the power of having engaged employees for business success and provide practical guidance for how to achieve it.”
Peter Cappelli, PhD, The Wharton School and author of The India Way
“In my years as a business journalist I’ve interviewed, spent time with and learned from hundreds of executives. Rudy Karsan’s insights into career growth, employee engagement and leadership have stood out. This book is a must read.”
Ali Velshi, CNN Anchor & Chief Business Correspondent