Lori highlighted employees' ten basic needs at work and how meeting these needs can attract and retain high-performing talent. She emphasized that while these needs have always been there, the pandemic has brought them to the forefront. In an increasingly remote and flexible work environment, work-life balance and positive employee experiences have become more critical than ever.
Lori made an interesting point about the generational differences in the importance placed on these needs. While the needs don't change, how they are prioritized may vary across different generations. For example, younger generations are accustomed to instant feedback and require ongoing feedback to stay engaged, while older generations may prefer a different approach.
Another key takeaway from the episode was the importance of clear communication and providing feedback. Lori stressed the need to avoid the notion that no news is good. Different personality styles and generations may require different types of feedback, so leaders must take the time to understand their team members' preferences and needs.
Lori also shared some strategies for fostering a sense of purpose and impact within an organization. This includes aligning the work employees do with the broader meaning and effect of the company. Leaders can create a more meaningful and engaging workplace by highlighting how each employee's contribution contributes to the company's mission, vision, and values.
With over two decades of valuable experience in a single organization, Lori-Ann is highly familiar with the dual-edged sword of stable pensions and benefits—referred to as 'golden handcuffs.' This experience fuels her commitment to assisting businesses in crafting stimulating workplaces that offer engaging and meaningful experiences to their employees.
Lori-Ann specializes in aiding growth-focused companies to trigger organizational transformations by overhauling their workplace cultures. She is instrumental in constructing an all-encompassing employee experience and leadership framework necessary to attract and retain the workforce essential for thriving in the evolving world of work.
Capitalizing on her career as an HR Strategist, Talent Development Expert, Professional Coach, and Dispute Resolution Practitioner, Lori-Ann merges her profound understanding of talent management and employee engagement. She guides organizations and leaders to implement a people-centric approach to leadership, talent development, and conflict resolution.
People-Powered Solutions lead the way in workplace culture strategy and leadership development as the work landscape shifts. With 1 in 4 employees contemplating job changes, organizations must adapt to attract talent. The firm helps organizations shape work environments that draw and retain employees.
Acknowledging that direct motivation isn't feasible, they focus on fostering highly motivating work environments. They help companies build compelling end-to-end employee experiences that decrease turnover, retain top talent, and enhance employee engagement. Meeting clients where they're at, they assist in crafting in-house capacity, infrastructure, and leadership essential for the new world of work.
Using over 20 years of HR strategy experience in government and the potent Everything DISC Psychometric tools, they equip organizations with the necessary training, tools, and resources to unlock and sustain their team's potential.
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