Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Motivating Europe’s Workforce

The Ken Blanchard Companies have just issued this News Release "Getting Engaged: A Masterclass in Motivating Europe’s Workforce"

It seems the vast majority of workers - and especially middle managers - have been getting more and more disengaged from their work during the recession. Surveys suggest performance management scores have fallen by 14%, a sharp drop that inevitably takes its toll on national productivity and profitability.

Scott Blanchard, Executive Vice President of The Ken Blanchard Companies and co-author of best selling books Leading at a Higher Level and Leverage Your Best, Ditch the Rest, will help organisations tackle this engagement deficit at a seminar on the issue in Frankfurt on December 9th.

"People who are disengaged might not actually quit, as they still show up for work every day, but they are sabotaging their organisations nonetheless," says Scott Blanchard. "When people join companies they're excited about their jobs and willing to work hard. Then over time motivation wanes, often because of poor relationships with their managers."

"In Germany alone, only 13% of employees are actively focused on their jobs, and 20% are completely disengaged ," he adds. "These are shocking statistics that must be tackled. I want to show businesses how to identify, invest in and motivate their high potential employees, so they stay on board and make active contributions."

Scott Blanchard will be joined by Gordon Pitman, Global Development Manager for AkzoNobel, who is rolling out a leadership management programme in more than 30 countries and 15 languages; and Ben Tiggellaar, the acclaimed author, entrepreneur and management guru, who will reveal how to discover and unleash your personal potential. Scott's father, 'One Minute Manager' Ken Blanchard will also make a video presentation.

The Engagement seminar will be held at Le Méridien Park Hotel in Frankfurt on Thursday 9th December. The cost is €150 Euros per person if booked before 31st October 2010, and €195 Euros thereafter. The seminar will be conducted in English.

The Ken Blanchard Companies provides leadership training programmes such as Situational Leadership® II - the world's most-widely taught leadership programme - executive coaching, change management consulting, and team-building solutions in more than 30 countries worldwide. The company was founded in 1979 by the best-selling business writer and co-author of The One Minute Manager®.

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