What’s the big deal about “employee engagement” anyhow?
Hey there, trying something new this month. Here is a round-up of some interesting “curated content” that has to do with employee engagement. Hope you enjoy! — Kevin
There is a lot of talk in companies today about “employee engagement” and how we can make our employees “buy-in” more fully to the mission of the organization.
I understand where that comes from. According to a poll done by Gallup in 2015, a full 70% of US Workers are disengaged from their work. They don’t really care. But we need them to. We need people who serve our customers, clients, patients, students and communities to believe that what they are doing is important, it matters, and it makes a difference.
Working on employee engagement has been a focus of my consulting and coaching for the last few months, and I have found it fascinating.
Below is a link, with short excerpts, of some articles I found that have some very interesting perspective on work, employee engagement, and how we can make our lives and our work more meaningful.
Check them out here:
Interesting article about how to help managers “pull” out the best in employees. A little “salesy” at the end, but interesting thoughts.
When people first hear the term “people artist” in relation to work, they’re curious. What does art have to do with work? What does it mean to be a people artist? People artists use their heart, ears, eyes, lips, and hands to bring out the best in others. They enliven and ennoble other people’s character, abilities, strengths, and contributions.
Ever sit through a meeting that was beyond unproductive? You know, the kind where the team deviates off topic and chats aimlessly over the course of an hour about virtually everything that’s not work related?
In today’s fast-paced, tech-driven world, it’s critical for businesses to do everything within their power to keep their employees engaged. Quite simply, engaged employees are happier, they’re more productive, and they’re less likely to look for a job at another organization.
If you’ve never read Seth Godin’s blog, you should. Always great. I really enjoyed this one –
That doesn’t mean that there isn’t value in shoveling someone’s walk. Most things will get addressed sooner or later. What happens if you take the side of sooner? The naysayers will share plenty of reasons not to stick your neck…
If there is every anything I can do to help you or your organization with employee engagement, better communication, or transforming the way that we work together, please let me know!