Alas, employees don't care!

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."-- General George S. Patton 0684852861.01.MZZZZZZZ Turns out, according to The employee experience, in most companies, employees do not care about their jobs. A Gallup survey found that only 25% of employees are “actively engaged”. 75% are just muddling through. Many employees report that they don't understand the strategy or how what they do helps achieve it.They say they have the accountability but not the responsibility. Could it be that employEEs are not the problem? EmployER, heal thyself! Managers of product managers take note: are you doing all the strategic thinking and relegating the product managers to the grunt work? You know, admin, meetings, scheduling? If you're a manager--whether your employees are engaged or not--let me recommend First, Break All the Rules by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman. For a review and some action items, check out this discussion. Employees want to become so involved in what they’re doing that they lose track of time. As many fathers and mothers have said, "do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life."
Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson was a founding instructor at Pragmatic Institute, a role he held for more than 15 years before he left to start Under10 Playbook. In his return to Pragmatic Institute, Steve supports the complete learning path for product teams, ensuring they are fully armed for success. 

Over the course of his career, Steve has helped thousands of companies and tens of thousands of product professionals implement product management processes. He has worked in the high-tech arena since 1981, rising through the ranks from product manager to chief marketing officer. Steve has experience in technical, sales and marketing management positions at companies that specialize in both hardware and software. In addition, he is an author, speaker and advisor on product strategy and product management.


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