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Discover how you can make your employees more fulfilled—and more successful—in their jobs
It is a simple fact of business life that any job, from investment banker to dishwasher, can become miserable—and that even the most well-meaning manager can miss the causes. According to Patrick Lencioni, three underlying factors make a job miserable—anonymity, irrelevance, and immeasurement. Based on Lencioni's Three Signs of a Miserable Job model, the Managing for Employee Engagement Workshop will help managers understand the root causes of job misery and provides action items to develop an engaged workforce.
In this workshop, managers will:
- Examine the Three Signs of a Miserable Job model and explore the effects of job misery on employees, managers, and organizations
- Use the feedback from a 180-degree assessment to identify your behaviors which may contribute to employee misery
- Learn simple yet powerful techniques for making your employees' jobs more fulfilling and more productive
This guide provides facilitators and trainers with everything needed to create a high-impact half-day or one-day workshop for managers on the topic of employee engagement. This comprehensive workshop package includes the following:
- Detailed instructions for preparing, delivering and following up a workshop
- A script for a half-day or one-day workshop
- Stories that highlight key aspects of the model
- Flash Drive with slides, sample agendas, video clips and other helpful tools.
- Frequently asked questions
- A poster illustrating the Three Signs model
- Sample Self-Assessment
- Sample Participant Workbook*
*A Participant Workbook is required for all workshop attendees.
According to Patrick Lencioni, three underlying factors will make a job miserable, and they can apply to virtually all jobs regardless of the nature of the work being done. The three signs are at first glance obvious and seemingly easy to resolve. And yet they remain largely unaddressed in most organizations.Anonymity - People cannot be fulfilled in their work if they are not known. All human beings need to be understood and appreciated by someone in a position of authority for their unique qualities.Irrelevance - Everyone needs to know that their job matters to someone. If there is no connection between a person's work and the satisfaction of another person or group of people, an employee simply will not find lasting fulfillment.Immeasurement - Employees need to gauge their progress and level of contribution for themselves. They cannot be fulfilled if their success depends on the opinions and whims of another person, now matter how benevolent that person may be.With all three of these factors, the one person who has the most influence and control over how they are implemented is the employee's manager. Managers must know their employees. Managers must understand how he or she makes a difference in their employees work life. Managers must initiate clear measurement tactics with their employees. This management development program is designed to help managers more effectively engage motivate, and retain employees by eliminating the three causes of job misery.
This Facilitator's Guide provides everything needed to create a high-impact half- or full-day workshop for managers. Beginning with an introduction to the model and instructions for administering and debriefing the 180-degree or self assessment, the dynamic material guides trainers, facilitators, and coaches through The Three Signs of a Miserable Job.
Help your leaders eliminate job misery and improveemployee engagement, job satisfaction, and performance
It is a simple fact of business life that any job, from investment banker to dishwasher, can become miserable. According to Patrick Lencioni, three underlying factors make a job miserable?anonymity, irrelevance, and immeasurement. Based on Lencioni's Three Signs of a Miserable Job model, the Managing for Employee Engagement workshop helps managers understand and eliminate these three primary causes of job misery, boost job fulfillment among their employees?and, in turn, increase productivity, improve employee retention, and give the entire organization a powerful competitive advantage.
In this workshop, participants will:
Examine the Three Signs of a Miserable Job model and explore the effects of job misery on employees, managers, and organizations
Use the feedback from a 180-degree assessment to identify the ways in which their behavior maycontribute to employee misery
Learn simple yet powerful techniques for making employees' jobs more fulfilling and more productive
This Facilitator's Guide provides everything needed to create a high-impact workshop for managers, including learning objectives and agendas, scripts for full-day or half-day workshops, and a sample of the Participant Workbook and the Self-Assessment.
In addition, the package includes a flash drive with videos and a PowerPoint presentation to accompany the workshop.
Praise for the Three Signs Model
"Don't let the simplicity of his message fool you. Lencioni provides powerful, practical real-world solutions for improving results by putting people first."?Jeff Lamb, Senior Vice President Administration and Chief People Officer, Southwest Airlines
About the Author
Patrick Lencioni is a New York Times best-selling business author of eight books including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Three Signs of a Miserable Job as well as The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Workshop materials. As president and founder of The Table Group, Pat has consulted to CEOs and leadership teams in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies and start-ups to churches and non-profits. Pat and his work have been featured in publications like Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, BusinessWeek, and USA Today. He is on numerous advisory boards, and sits on the National Board of Directors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.