Sir David Brailsford (former Performance Director of British Cycling) ‘professionalised’ the “aggregation of marginal gains.” He explained it as “the 1 per cent margin for improvement in everything you do.”...
Only kidding. But seriously, are we still throwing money at problems like retention, engagement and performance? 2016 was a year of enlightenment. We learnt a lot. We found out that Millennials are really hard to manage and engage and that (for the first time), they have overtaken Gen X to account for the largest percentage of today’s workforce. So what exactly do we know?
We all love an underdog. It’s in our nature. Most of us possess an innate desire to help those who struggle and support the weak. But what happens when the ‘weak’ are the current and future leaders of your business? What if the success and potential of your company is dependent on individuals who are just unable to get the best out of their people?
Before getting too panicked, don't worry. They are still prepared to make sacrifices for their careers but (and this is the important bit) not to the detriment of their health. And before we all balk at their naivety, perhaps we should give them some credit? Maybe there's some method to their madness in thinking that the world of work should revolve around them?