Employee Engagement

Can We Move the Needle on Employee Engagement?

Employee Engagement in U.S. Stagnant in 2015 | Gallup

Although steady, U.S. employee engagement levels remained low in 2015. An average of 32% of workers were engaged in their jobs this past year, compared with 31.5% in 2014. Employee engagement levels largely have not moved since 2000.

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Employee Engagement

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Recognition. Freedom. Purpose. The Foundation of Great Company Culture

I’ve been guiding my business through a growth spurt lately…It’s an exciting time, for sure.

Key to this next chapter are the people who’ve chosen to come along for the journey; people who I hope will share our sense of purpose and belonging, and who will ultimately help us succeed in leveraging travel as a force for global good. So, I’ve been thinking a lot about company culture these last few weeks, and the secret sauce that goes in to binding and building an engaged, passionate team.

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Employee Engagement Internal Communications

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To Get Employees Excited About Change – Start With A Strong Pitch

Organizational change is inevitable for any business. But as companies grow and employees become accustomed to the people, processes and technology that dictate their day-to-day experiences, they get comfortable.

While it’s human nature to feel uncomfortable with change, it’s a reality we all deal with. But business leaders can do things to make it easier on employees, and even get them excited about important organizational changes.

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Internal Communications

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Using Technology to Drive Employee Engagement

It’s hard to find someone who will argue against the importance of employee engagement. An engaged employee feels a strong sense of connection with their work. And, when we feel that connection as an employee, we do better work. Anyone who’s worked at a job for longer than a couple months knows this to be true.

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Employee Engagement Internal Communications

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The Vanguard vs. the Guardians: How Leaders Can Reframe Resistance to Change

The solution is to reframe how we (the “vanguard”) think about resistance. Rather than assuming critical thinkers are resistors, we would do better to treat them as guardians . Guardians see what needs to be protected, and the trust that can be destroyed by a broken promise or a shortcut. Who else will ask the hard questions? Guardians keep us honest in the face of self-delusion or blind spots.

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Change Management Employee Communications Internal Communications Leadership Communications

Leadership Communications

Leaders: Mental Images or Real People?

Great leaders, especially in large organizations, aren’t really people. They’re mental images.

They may be flesh and blood to the senior team and the assistants in the C-suite, but to people in outer orbits, from operational departments to business units, they are imaginary constructs. Employees create pictures of what leaders seem to be, based on the bosses’ accumulated emails, tweets, speeches, and videos, plus whatever tidbits are picked up here and there. Learn ways to improve your leadership communications.

Read the article: Harvard Business Review »

Leadership Communications