“Satisfied employees lead to satisfied customers. Long-term employees lead to long-term relationships with customers.” Employee experience matters. This is one of 11 takeaways from the book Green Goldfish 2.0, co-authored with Lauren McGhee.
Here’s a handful of others:
NEED TO GO BEYOND DOLLARS
Studies show financial compensation is not a strong long-term motivator for employees. Money can be more of a hindrance than a help.
LEADERS CREATE THE EXPERIENCE
As many as 75% of employees voluntarily leaving jobs don’t quit their jobs … they quit their bosses.
CARING COUNTS IN LARGE AMOUNTS
Of 75 possible drivers of engagement, the ONE that was rated as the most important was the extent to which employees believed that their senior management had a sincere interest in their well-being.
HEED THE 3B’s OF BUILD, BELONG, AND BECOME
Green Goldfish fall into three categories:
Building: Creating a stable environment where people can thrive
Belonging: Enabling high functioning teams and recognizing their efforts
Becoming: Empowering employees to learn, give back and take control of their destiny
START SMALL, START NOW
Start small when adding a signature extra and add more gradually. The best brands are those that boast a whole school of Green Goldfish.
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Stan Phelps walks the walk. He stands out in the sea of sameness by modeling his own Differentiated Experience (DX) message: Differentiation isn’t just about what you say, it’s about what you do and, more importantly, how and why you do it. Stan leverages his unique collection of 5,000+ case studies on customer, employee, and brand experience to engage audiences with informative learning-based experiences. He believes purposeful DX wins the hearts of employees and customers, and differentiation ultimately boosts loyalty, retention, referrals, and results.
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