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INFOGRAPHIC: Employee Engagement vs. Satisfaction

All this talk about employee engagement and employee satisfaction, but what’s the real difference? In this fun infographic we compare employee engagement vs. employee satisfaction. See if you can match the satisfaction cards with the coinciding engagement cards. Good Luck! Satisfied employees will put out as much effort as they are compensated for, and no […] Read more

Seth Ollerton

Posted on October 28, 2015 by

How Connection Drives Employee Engagement

“Connection” is a basic human need, residing on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs just above physical safety. According to Daniel Pink’s DRIVE, when Robert Reich was U.S. Secretary of Labor, and he visited a company to talk with the employees, he would often conduct a “pronoun test” to discover the level of employee engagement. He found that […] Read more

Tracy Maylett

Posted on September 21, 2015 by

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

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

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

Managers, Here is How to Keep Employees Engaged

Managers, Here is How to Keep Employees Engaged   Excerpt from the article published in:     “Engaged managers till the soil for their direct reports, creating the same conditions that lead to the manager’s full engagement in work and workplace culture. They then encourage employees to find engagement in ways that are unique to […] Read more

Seth Ollerton

Posted on June 10, 2015 by

Managing for Employee Engagement, Not Overtime

Managing for Employee Engagement, Not Overtime A while back, I was given financial oversight for a boutique restaurant and lounge that had recently opened in Los Angeles, California. Food and beverage operations were new to me, but I quickly discovered that two costs really mattered – costs of goods sold (e.g., the food and drinks […] Read more

Matthew Wride

Posted on May 29, 2015 by

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