David Zinger’s Employee Engagement Chronicle is your primary source for current news, views, reviews, and research on employee engagement. Each entry includes a link to an article or post with a short verbatim tidbit from the article. If you are intrigued, click on the author or source name at the start of each summary to study the full article.
The Chronicle begins with a key point for each of the sources listed:
Get The Point:
- Even Einstein said, “make things as simple as possible but no simpler.” Does this apply to engagement?
- I can see clearly now…clarity as a key in employee engagement.
- Training in emotional connection facilitates talent retention and employee engagement.
- Be strategic in your employee engagement efforts.
Is the corporate world cutting its own throat? It can be helpful to make things simple but when it comes to work, flexibility, social interaction and performance feedback wins out over job simplification. Carmine Coyote summarizes some research from the University of Florida: The results of this research clearly show that organizations which focus on providing job flexibility, opportunities for social interaction and performance feedback can produce highly performing, highly satisfied workers who have low levels of stress, anxiety and burnout, and who are uninterested in searching for greener pastures. However, organizations that move toward the simplification and independent completion of work will find that workers will be dissatisfied with their work and will perform at a lower level over time, with higher levels of stress.
Clarity – A Key to Employee Engagement. Be Excellent is a blog devoted to helping the best small businesses get even better. Summarizing Watson Wyatt’s research we are reminded: Managers who can clearly communicate where their company is going and why everyone is doing what they are doing are generally much more successful when it comes to engaging their staff.
Managers to be trained on the art of talent retention. This article outlines a program to help in talent retention. Of course, employee engagement is key and here is a snippet from one of the learning modules: Emotional connect between the manager and the employee is critical for employee engagement. iCare focuses on helping the participants explore and enhance their emotional competence and leverage the same at the workplace, effectively. This module will provide opportunity to the participants to be better equipped to relate with their team members at a personal level leading to the employees feeling cared for.
Succesful Employee Engagement Strategies. I highly recommend reading this post if you are in search of some varied and powerful strategies to empower employees. Here is the conclusion after the strategies are outlined in the post: High engagement really means helping your managers engage their staff. The HR department can’t engage every single worker but they have the greatest influence over facilitating processes and systems which will.
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