Managing People

Managing People

Most of us have heard the phrase, “people don’t quit the company, they quit their boss.” One of the most important factors in raising the level of employee engagement is the quality of management. Unfortunately, many managers rise into their … Read More

Employee Engagement

Inauthentic Organizations versus Authentic Organizations

There are a number of signals that help us understand the health of an organization’s culture: customer satisfaction, employee engagement scores, level of innovation.  Some organizations excel in these areas because they have developed an authentic culture, one where the … Read More

Investing in Employee Engagement

Investors Taking Note of Employee Engagement

Why might investors ask an organization for information and data on employee engagement and human resource practices before making an investment? Based on countless studies, highly engaged workforces and organizational performance are tightly connected. Investors are realizing they can earn … Read More

Improving Engagement

Let’s Work on Improving Engagement!

“Gain elevation” was one of the favorite phrases a former CEO used to say to me. I think that phrase serves us well as we talk about improving engagement. Too often I see organizations get stuck on slicing and dicing … Read More

Employee Engagement

Do’s and Don’ts of Employee Engagement

We have had great conversations over the past few weeks talking about why organizations struggle with employee engagement. What we have mostly learned from leaders is that engagement is an on-going, every day process that needs to permeate the entire … Read More

Why Organizations Struggle with Employee Engagement

Last week we posed a question: why do organizations struggle improving employee engagement after spending so much time and energy measuring it? The feedback provided by various leaders was very insightful. Here are some thoughts gathered based on your feedback … Read More

Employee Engagement Training

Why Do Organizations Struggle with Employee Engagement?

One of the biggest conundrums for employers today is finding the formula for improving employee engagement. Big data companies, such as Gallup and AON Hewitt have been measuring employee engagement for over a decade. In aggregate, employee engagement has remained … Read More

Am I a Manager or a Leader?

Driving Employee Engagement As we work through the top drivers of employee engagement, one phrase comes to mind, “Employees do not quit companies, they quit supervisors.” The supervisor-employee relationship is incredibly important. People want to know if their boss has … Read More

Communication Is Not a One-way Street!

As mentioned in last week’s blog, one of the top drivers of employee engagement is regular, two-way communication with management. In fact, employees express this need so often, we rank it as the number one universal driver of engagement. Communication … Read More

What Do Employees Want? Taking a High Level View…

Employee Engagement Studies After poring through dozens of employee engagement research studies and working directly with clients on their engagement strategies, we have compiled a top ten list of universal drivers of employee engagement. These are the most commonly cited … Read More