Employee Engagement

Why Managers Don't Act on Employee Engagement Data (as much as we'd like)

Managers play a critical role in increasing employee engagement. The best data and programs in the world won’t improve engagement without manager participation.

It has been identified that managers that are directly involved in their employee engagement create stronger teams, that perform at a higher level, so why is no-one embracing it?

The Dangers of Not Engaging Employees with the Value Chain by George Kemish

I am seeing numerous examples whereby organizations are haemorrhaging money due to the fact that employee engagement has been limited to the job on which the person is employed and the department in which they work; but having little, if any, knowledge of the Value Chain (working back from the Customer) or of the inter-departmental interactions that support it. Here are two examples:

Sodexo's humble journey around experience design and impacts on the future of work

In this talk, Nicolas Petitjean will share the questions that keep him awake at night with the audience: What is experience design? How do we approach it? Why do systems matter in it and the Futurespective of work?

What exactly is ‘experience design?"

How to turn managers into employee engagement champions

Employee engagement is critical and getting it right is often difficult, which is often made harder with the effect of the various dynamics of different team cultures. Each team has and requires their own engagement DNA, making a one-size fits all strategy to employee engagement near on impossible.

Manager-led employee engagement can be encouraged in 3 simple steps: 

1. Quantify: Give them the data they require

2. Diagnose: Help them understand it

3. Improve: Encourage action

 

Reverse the Disengaged Employee's New Year's Resolution by Shea Heaver

It’s that time of year when we reflect on the last 12 months and turn our attention to changing for the better in 2019. Promises of getting fitter, eating healthier, visiting somewhere new and being less stressed are just a few of the popular ideas that get pencilled in.

And for many the New Years Resolution list also includes finding a better and more rewarding job. They have become despondent and disengaged with their current situation and have decided that it’s time for a change.

Openness is an Employee Engagement Jewel by Shea Heaver

Books, eyelids, convenience stores and even web browsers all have one thing in common... For them to function effectively they need to be open.

The same is true of the employees in any team, department or organization. Engagement (and all the good stuff that goes with it) thrives in a culture where open communication and workplace relationships are strong. In fact, today's workforce expects nothing less as they are used to posting their life stories in various public, online outlets.

Being open is having the capacity to

Workplace Relationships; the lifeblood of Culture and Engagement by Shea Heaver

Many companies struggle and fail with their efforts to implement effective ways to improve their corporate culture and their employee relations. While employee engagement continues to be a hot topic with endless reports, statistics and trinkets of information on how organizations can improve and get more from their staff, how does an organization go about implementing meaningful corporate culture and employee engagement?

Not trading your happiness for money with Jardena London

We conducted a Q&A interview with Jardena London, Transformation Leader and Blogtoon Publisher at Rosetta Technology Group, around work-life balance, how employees embrace change and leadership.

 

Could you introduce yourself and what you do?
I like to say that I help work not suck, or said more politically correctly; I help organizations become healthy, productive and fun. Most of my work is in the space of Business Agility, but I also publish a daily blogtoon and I’m doing some work on increasing the Gender Quotient in the workplace.

Making Employee Engagement More Than A Tick Box with Shea Heaver

We conducted a Q&A interview with Shea Heaver, Founder at OptimaWork, around employee engagement and business transformation.

Could you introduce yourself and what you do?

What is the future of employee experience? by Tim Ackermann

In part 2 of this exclusive video series, Tim Ackermann (Head of Talent Acquisition Experience at Lidl) discusses how employee experience is integral to talent acquisition and candidate experience. He highlights how to obtain a holistic picture of experience, not engagement, and combine the different measures around the organisation to ensure they all serve the same goal.

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