Employee Engagement

Bend the 'Golden Rule' to Improve Workplace Relationships by Shea Heaver

Growing up we are taught (and throughout life we observe) what is frequently referred to as the Golden Rule. For many of us it started as (and maybe still is) the phrase "do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, and while the exact wording is flexible the central message is common to all.

In principle, the concept champions a two-way, reciprocal and mutual relationship between two or more parties.

This indeed is a very admirable idea, but it has a fundamental flaw that is amplified when brought into the workplace.

Maslow in the Context of Leadership and Employee Engagement by Shea Heaver

In 1943 Abraham Maslow first brought his Hierarchy of Needs theory to the world in which he looks at what motivates individuals.

He claimed that people are motivated by things and circumstance that range from basic survival up through up to the ability to reach and achieve one's full potential.

That sounds like something which could be applied in the workplace to elevate employee's motivation from simply being there to get a paycheck all the way up to performing at a very high level...

...and actually, enjoy doing it.

HR analytics: Who's fooling who? by Max Blumberg

I'm going to argue here that many organisations using HR analytics to improve their people programmes are fooling themselves.

Let me explain: evidence-based HR analytics relies on a model something like this:

HR programme --> Competencies --> Employee performance --> Org performance

That is, you invest in workforce programmes to increase employee competencies ("the how") which in turn delivers increased employee and organisational performance ("the what").

Are You Ready For This Future Leadership Challenge? by Roderic Yapp

Have you ever responded negatively to a text or a written message?

I have.

Nine times out of ten I’m able to stop myself from responding.

But then there is that odd time where I do respond. I ‘flash’ and although it feels good for about ten seconds I almost always regret it.

Why do we do this?

Professor Steve Peters explained why we do this in ‘The Chimp Paradox’ where he explained about the three parts of the brain.

What's stopping Digital Transformation by Miriam Gilbert

Three misconceptions and one key tip.

No industry is immune to disruption. Are your competitors doing an "Uber"? Are the likes of Amazon, Apple or Google moving in on your territory in Finance, Telecoms, Transportation or Home accessories? And how about those AI's that are replacing accountants, lawyers and doctors?

50, yes, 50, Employee Engagement Ideas

In today’s competitive work environment, the one thing that makes you stand out as a company is your people. When Dale Carnegie Training conducted a study of 1,500 employees, they discovered engaged employees significantly outperform. But how do you effectively engage your employees? Get creative!

6 Stages of Change Management by Rose Padfield

Last month, you learned about the award-winning change management project I ran recently together with my associates. This month, you’ll discover how you can apply our unique six-stage methodology to your own change programme, with its focus on yourself and others (know yourself and know/support others).

Note that it’s important to accomplish each phase before you move on to the next, as each step builds on the previous one – if you skip or skim over a phase it’ll come back and bite you!

 

How to engage employees: win their hearts and their minds

Engaging employees is one of the most critical components of building successful businesses, yet how to achieve it remains elusive. Some approaches focus on the reasons for change and appeal to employees critical thinking. Yet without also incorporating a ‘why’ to change, that is the emotional connection to the work, employee engagement is less.