Productivity drivers provide the foundation for success by making sure there is a work structure, trained and skilled employees, and processes to get the work done. Technology and innovation enables the organization to move forward and compensation structures provide incentives and can facilitate increased productivity.
Engagement drivers connect the company with its employees. A compelling vision and goals set direction and instills motivation. Linkage and communication defines individual purpose and helps each employee understand how they fit into the big picture. Reward/recognition and employee development sends a message to employees that they are valued. It’s no mistake that the engagement drivers are closely aligned to qualities that make for strong leaders.
Most companies have put in place effective productivity drivers. Some do a good job with engagement drivers. Companies that have embraced both are most likely enjoying the benefits of a high performing team.