Open Navigation

Motivate me. I dare you.

Organizations generally start off with the question: “How do we motivate them to (insert your latest change initiative here)? This implies that motivation is something done TO your employees—something inflicted upon them. Read more

Tracy Maylett

Posted on January 27, 2016 by

Avoid Mayhem: Don’t Let Your Employee Engagement Survey Turn Out Like Your Last DIY Home Improvement Project

5 Criteria You Must Meet Before Running Your Own Employee Engagement Survey. Read more

Greg Zippi

Posted on January 20, 2016 by

INFOGRAPHIC: 8 Employee Engagement Mythbusters

With more organizations becoming aware of the importance of engagement, the media coverage of the topic has become widespread and more scholarly. This, however, can be a double-edged sword. In a September 3, 2011, opinion piece in the New York Times titled “Do Happy People Work Harder?” Harvard professor Teresa Amabile and researcher Steven Kramer shared some of the results […] Read more

Seth Ollerton

Posted on January 6, 2016 by

Do Your Employees Grow or Go?

Lack of opportunity for personal growth or career development is the number-one reason that employees leave a company. So what’s it like in your organization? Do your employees grow or go? According to a survey by Glassdoor and Harris Interactive, more applicants—52 percent—wanted to hear about growth opportunities when interviewing for a job than about […] Read more

Tracy Maylett

Posted on January 4, 2016 by

Where Do You Fit On the Engagement Resistance Curve?

Employee engagement begins with the individual employee. If the organization, corporation, not-for-profit, university, sports team, what-have-you—is the entire organism, then each employee is like a single cell. Change may appear on the scale of an entire organism, but change begins at the level of the single cell. Let’s look at the process of growing a […] Read more

Tracy Maylett

Posted on December 8, 2015 by

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

[ Share ]