You just started a new position at a non-profit organization called Blue Hearts. Your position is a regional business development manager. You were previously in another role in the same organization, so you are privy to the fact that the region you are assigned to has been underperforming for multiple years. It has not met its fundraising goals and because of that, fewer people have been able to benefit from the life-saving services and financial assistance the organization tries to provide to local cancer patients and survivors.
A priority for you is to meet with your team. You will sit down with each member and get to know them. This is the first step to building or repairing any relationships amongst the team. During these meetings, you are also trying to determine what motivates each of these individuals and how you can begin to engage them again. Before you meet with each person, you are creating an agenda of your meetings along with talking points.
Create an agenda for your meetings with your new employees. You will need to include at least 5 items on the agenda along with talking points for each item. The agenda items include:
- Your vision and how they contribute to the mission/vision.
- Your plans for improving employee engagement, changing the culture within the region, and mending relationships.
- Discussion about how each are motivated, both intrinsically and extrinsically.
- Your role as their leader in their happiness, satisfaction, and achieving the mission.