Top performers expect a lot from themselves. They’re highly driven people and they bring these qualities to the workplace and help companies achieve successful outcomes. Because top performers are such valuable assets, managers and leaders must keep them challenged to keep them engaged.
In the Skillsoft course “Keeping Your Top Performers Challenged” you’ll learn how to identify your top performers, keep them engaged and challenged by providing the right environment, leadership and communication.
For some staff, a gold star or certificate is enough, but for a top performer, gold star recognition isn’t enough. Top performers have a strong sense of ownership and want to be given a goal and have the freedom to run with it. They’re able to work on their own initiative and have the freedom to run with it.
Top performers inspire their peers and are your companies’ main assets. They raise the bar for the rest of the team, because when they’re empowered and on board and aren’t just about their own personal gain. They want to get the job done and done well – even if an incentive is removed because to them, it’s for the good of the organisation.
But keeping the passion of a top performer alive in your organisation is critical. If you become distracted, all that great performance and energy from them will fade away or worse you’ll lose them to new challenges elsewhere. Top performers need to feel part of an engaged organisation, as nothing effects their motivation like their push for positive change is not being heard.
Not all disengaged top performers walk out the door, sometimes something worse happens… they stick around and settle for mediocracy.
Top performers bring a lot to an organisation. The bar is set higher for them and they expect more from themselves. They also expect more from their workplace.
Top performers need to be more satisfied with their jobs than others, so building a workplace that keeps top performers engaged in a no brainer, so how do you do that?