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Is it the End of Employee Engagement?

Could it really be the end of employee engagement? I was evaluating some technology the other day that is designed to help individuals achieve their goals.  The “app” I was looking at provides a user with a variety of ways to ensure that a habit will become imprinted on the test subject – I mean […] Read more

Matthew Wride

Posted on August 18, 2015 by

4 Reasons Why Employee Retention Is Getting Worse

“Back in my day we used to walk to work, in the snow, uphill, both ways!” Yeah, we’ve all heard it before. The older generation in the workforce had it much rougher than we do today, right? For the most part I would say that’s pretty much true. I look at my father who started […] Read more

Seth Ollerton

Posted on August 12, 2015 by

Creating an Autonomy Culture to Increase Employee Engagement

Autonomy can be one of the most powerful pro-engagement factors for an organization. Creating an autonomy culture is crucial for employee engagement to flourish. If you’re starting from scratch in the kind of company where employees feel compelled to look over their shoulders at all times, begin by figuring out the level and type of […] Read more

Tracy Maylett

Posted on August 12, 2015 by

5 Reasons to Customize Your 360-degree Feedback Survey

Using a customized 360 survey allows organizations to tailor leadership competencies and behaviors to create a more relevant and actionable survey tool. But customizing a 360 survey takes time, expertise, and usually expense. Here are five reasons when customizing a 360-degree feedback survey makes the most sense. Read more

Charles Rogel

Posted on July 23, 2015 by

INFOGRAPHIC: What Do Engaged Organizations Look Like?

So what DOES an engaged organization look like? Heck, what does a disengaged organization look like? Satisfaction, motivation, and happiness are like seeds, soil, and water. Without them, you can’t grow engagement. But on their own, they don’t create engagement. To grow crops, you need one more thing: the sun’s energy. To grow engagement, you need […] Read more

Seth Ollerton

Posted on July 21, 2015 by

Are Your 360-degree Feedback Survey Questions Actionable?

One of the most common problems we see with 360-degree feedback surveys is the use of non-actionable survey questions. Survey items that are actionable describe specific and observable behaviors related to overall leadership competencies. When survey questions are not specific enough, leaders struggle to determine what to change or improve based on their feedback. Here […] Read more

Charles Rogel

Posted on July 17, 2015 by

4 Keys to Make the Most of Your 360-degree Feedback

Receiving your results from a 360-degree feedback survey can be a bit nerve-wracking. It can feel like being on the business end of a firing squad: You sit there with a blindfold on wondering what people will shoot at you. Will they aim for your head or your heart? How will you know who says […] Read more

Darrell Harmon

Posted on July 9, 2015 by

Finding Meaning and Connection at a Sod Laying Party

Finding meaning and connection when it’s 100 degrees outside, one o’clock in the afternoon, not a cloud in the sky, and 38 pallets of sod are waiting to fill in an acre of land, isn’t necessarily ideal. If you haven’t laid sod before, just imagine lifting a couple thousand 20-pound slabs of pre-cut dirt and […] Read more

Seth Ollerton

Posted on June 24, 2015 by

Reverse Mentoring and Employee Engagement

During Jack Welch’s tenure at General Electric, he championed the concept of “reverse mentoring.” Reverse Mentoring is where more mature employees seek the advice of younger colleagues in effort to learn technology skills or to otherwise remain culturally relevant. I have been experiencing a bit of reverse mentoring here at DecisionWise, and it’s been eye-opening. […] Read more

Matthew Wride

Posted on June 19, 2015 by

5 Latest Book Reviews on MAGIC

The Reviews Are In About MAGIC: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Employee Engagement.   The book, MAGIC: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Employee Engagement is a five-part approach to making organizations stronger, more profitable, and better places to work. MAGIC introduces the five MAGIC keys of employee engagement—Meaning, Autonomy, Growth, Impact, […] Read more

Seth Ollerton

Posted on June 10, 2015 by