Simply Irresistible was a song released by English singer Robert Palmer in 1988. Aside from its simple lyrics and feel good dance moves, it is probably best known as the most iconic video of the 80’s featuring a bevy of super models.
Bersin by Deloitte, a research organization has taken Robert Palmer’s notion of a simply irresistible woman and created this model of a simply irresistible organization.
They claim employees at an irresistible workplace have the following:
Employees have autonomy, mastery and purpose in their work. They feel like they belong. They are empowered as individuals and as members of vibrant teams. They work hard but have fun at the same time.
They are led by managers who are taking them to a brighter tomorrow. They are coached and not evaluated.
Fantastic Work Environment
They are given the flexibility to find their path to success. They are recognized and appreciated to death. They are confident that the unique differences they bring to the work every day are recognized and embraced.
They receive training and support to grow in their roles within the workplace. Their talent can be used in multiple locations in the organization. They are allowed to select their own learning opportunities as opposed to being inundated with mandated training edicts. They educate themselves through their peers.
Trust in Leadership
They are led by leaders who believe in the purpose and mission of the organization. Their leadership sees them as the agency’s most important asset. They thrive in a transparent workplace where everyone hears things at the same time. They are inspired by servant leaders who care about their direct reports.
The attraction is so powerful. It is simply unavoidable. The trend is irreversible. This organization is invincible. Simply irresistible!