From the BlogSubscribe Now

Employee Engagement Roundtable Discussion for Mobile Managers

Join Us August 13 10AM PT

Slide1

Monday is the 180th birthday of John Venn, the originator of the Venn diagram. As a small tribute to his simple yet powerful diagram structure I have made a venn diagram for an upcoming free webinar/roundtable on employee engagement and mobile management that will be held next week. This is not your typical webinar with a bunch of slides and a sales pitch. This is a one hour dialogue, sponsored by Fuze and hosted on Fuze, to help virtual, remote, and mobile managers foster and enhance employee engagement.

I am so excited to be joined in the dialogue with Wayne Turmel the author of Meet Like You Mean It; Yael Zofi the author of A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams, and Claire Ucovich, the  head of People and Culture at Fuze.

Our one hour roundtable dialogue will be unscripted and unrehearsed as we look at how mobile managers can be better at fostering employee engagement with out staff.

To read some terrific tips about mobile management visit my latest post at the Fuze site: http://blog.fuze.com/the-engaging-dozen-12-ways-to-improve-remote-employee-engagement/. You will find a link to register for the round table near the bottom of the post or you can click here to register directly. I look forward to you joining with us on August 13th at 10AM PDT.

David Zinger is an employee engagement expert and specialist who has written 3 books on work and engagement while also founding and hosting the 6400 member Employee Engagement Network. Fuze is a knowledge partner with the Employee Engagement Network committed to supporting and enhancing employee engagement for all.

“Purrfect” Disengagement: $250,000 a Year Employee Surfs Cat Videos While Subcontracting His Job to China

Does not compute

Zings

Here is a true story of a creatively disengaged employee. He was a software developer who was earning $250,000 a year and producing great quality work. He was at his desk every day in front of his screen but rather than developing software he spent each day

checking sites such as Reddit, Ebay, Facebook and LinkedIn and watching cat videos. Then he would type an e-mail at the end of the day to update management about his “work” and left at 5 p.m.

The employee was paying a Chinese firm about $50,000 a year to do his work while he watched cat videos.

To read more details about the employee and his method check out this article in the Globe and Mail.

Here are 3 Purrfect questions about work:

  1. What do you think this means in regards to ROWE the Results Only Work Environment?
  2. What does it mean as we  increase to 1.3 billion mobile workers around the globe by 2015?
  3. Could the future of keeping people at work, even if they are not working, be in creating great cat videos?