The internet is ripe with surveys of all types. We can identify which character we are most like from Game of Thrones and what type of cheese best represents us with ease. Finding surveys to assess employee attitudes, happiness, engagement, and/or desired benefits is an amazingly cluttered space.
The benefits of managerial practices are touted throughout business and industry. In fact, the development of management and leadership has become a billion dollar movement in and of itself. But one area that is under-served, in so many ways, the education system, is ripe to receive these benefits as well. One educator in California, Jody Johnston, is ready to use proven practices to the advantage of her staff and students.
Every organization is looking for ways to improve and to rise above the competition. A vast amount of research has shown that, across industries and job types, employees have many workplace needs in common. But something is being lost between the knowing and the doing. Between the mountains of compelling data and the integration of these proven practices into our organizations.
Engagement can be thought of as a barometer. A measurement predicted by two key factors: 1. Alignment between individual talents and the demands of the role. 2. How well the basic needs of the workplace are being met. Both of factors are highly dependent on the manager/supervisor. Each supervisor is responsible for creating the alignment mentioned in in the first factor and delivering on the needs mentioned in the second factor such as continually setting clear expectations and offering the empl...
Is engagement a personality trait? Are “positive” people always engaged and cynical people always disengaged? Can we just fire our grumpy employees and get on with hiring for traits like a positive mental attitude? Fortunately for our HR teams, there’s no need to clean house. Engagement is NOT a personality trait. It’s an ever-changing measure of the relationship between the employee and the organization and an extremely reliable reflection of the effectiveness of each supervisor.
Employee Engagement Workshops can be ideal for: Industry conferences and learning events, Leadership groups such as Vistage, EO, and YPO, Company-specific events for managers, leaders, and high potentials. If you’re looking for thought-provoking content, engaging activities, and useful tools for participants to take back to their works teams, then let’s talk!
There is no question that employee engagement is a large issue. Over half of the nation’s employees are looking for the next opportunity somewhere else. Breaks are becoming more frequent, time is skimmed off both ends of the work day, and turnover feels like the new normal. It doesn’t have to be this way. If we as leaders focus on removing barriers to engagement, our employees are then free to focus on relationships with customers, innovations, and continuous improvements to our organization.
Effective communication in the workplace can make the difference between smooth sailing on the high seas and jumping ship when you hit an iceberg. In every workplace, clear expectations come from open, clear, and concise communication. Oftentimes there are five major boundaries to communication between leaders and employees. Once leaders recognize the pitfalls that can interfere with effective communication, simple changes can be made to ensure everyone is on the same page and the office atmosph...
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For many years, employers have been providing employees with yearly surveys to gauge their satisfaction. While satisfaction surveys can be a good tool for an organization, understanding the difference between a satisfaction survey and an employee engagement survey can really help to set your organization apart and ensure your employees are not only happy with their work environment, but are engaged in it.
Engagement in the workplace is often thought of as a top-down approach. Motivating employees to become more engaged in their roles and with the company is the goal.
What if we worked from a bottom-up approach? Imagine a world where we flipped the model and empowered employees to “OWN their own engagement”. Perhaps not in the absence of helping managers lay the foundation of engagement, but instead as an accelerant.