PEOPLE 1ST

#002 August 2019
We want happy, healthy employees, an engaged community and a thriving culture.  Commiting to that means playing the long game; starting and sticking with a program, planting seeds today that you may not harvest for several years.  That commitment and patience is how you’ll get to where you want to go as an organization and how you’ll help your people get to where they want to go.  

Playing the short game, something we’ve all fallen victim to, results in broken New Year’s resolutions and brand new initiatives year after year with little traction or results.  

Helping adults break bad habits and create good ones isn’t easy, but neither is having a great culture.  

The opportunity exists with the vast majority of your people.  There are 15% who are proactive and already doing the right things and there are 15% who may never do proactive planning.  It’s the 70% in the middle- that’s where you’re going to have your greatest impact. Imagine if you were able to change the behavior of 15% of those people every year; would that change your organization?  Three years from now, that would really move the needle.  

We need to position people for success.  It’s not a carrot or a stick thing, it’s a matter of inviting them to participate and empowering them.  

Employee engagement and benefit programs are so important.  According to AARP, employees with access to a retirement plan are 15x’s more likely to save for retirement than those without.  That’s just an example to demonstrate the power of offering a benefit, it doesn’t mean you need to offer a 401(k). It also doesn’t mean you need to spend a ton of money or time.  

It does mean you need to put a program in place and be intentional about implementing it.  In today’s world with the technology and resources we have, most everything is within reach.  Schedule 15 minutes and let’s talk about making it happen at your org!

#001 July 2019

So many of us struggle with finances.  Almost half of us are living paycheck to paycheck.  Part of the problem is a lack of education and knowledge.  Even with increased education, a gap often exists between what we know and what we do.  

But at the same time, there are organizations bringing about real and lasting change.  Think Weight Watchers. Think CrossFit. Why have these orgs succeeded where others have failed?  The answer is community.  

The combination of proper information and training, combined with a supportive and accountable community can make all the difference.  

This can also be true for your organization.  

Through your existing culture, you can help to bring about positive changes in your people- you just need to be intentional about it.  Great organizations know this and work to make it happen.  


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