Engagement

When people are engaged in their work you can feel the energy. People are excited, innovative and eager to provide extra value.  Today, engagement has evolved from an HR issue to a strategic business imperative:  When times are tough, your company needs everyone to make an extra effort, and when times are good you need to retain your key people.

While almost every company these days has an engagement survey, the question is– what do you do when you get the results?  We’ve spent over twenty years working with organizations to discover key strategies that make a difference, and we partner with you to build a culture that is engaging and self-sustaining. We can help you create the conditions for people to work at their best. (from the moment they are hired throughout their career)

Here are some things to know about engagement:

  • Most people want to do a good job.
  • People are more engaged when they know what is expected.
  • People are more engaged when they understand the business, how it makes money and the market forces that affect it.
  • People are more engaged when they have a perception of control over their work.
  • People are more engaged when they feel they’re being treated fairly.
  • People work better when they have the environment and equipment that they need.
  • People work better when they feel supported.
  • People are more engaged when they understand how the business makes money.
  • People work better when they know the higher purpose of their work.
  • People are more engaged when they’re having fun.
  • Engagement begins on the first day of work.
  • People want to develop and grow.
  • Most people work better when there are friendly social connections at work.
  • People work better when they feel “safe.”
  • Small perceived threats to status, certainty, autonomy, relationships and fairness make it harder for people to think productively and creatively.
  • People stay in their jobs because of great leaders.
  • People leave their jobs because of bad managers.
  • Employee groups that include people from different parts of the organization working together create solutions faster than individual executives and managers–and become more and more engaged as they progress.