Monthly Archives: September 2017

Thoughts on Employee Engagement

I’ve been thinking about employee engagement quite a bit recently. It’s something I’m very passionate about because, to me, it’s the backbone of our workplace. Without our employees, we have nothing. My mission is to help companies help their people grow and love their jobs! 

 

A few of my favorite types of employee engagement that I’ve built

Champion groups: for career development support and social business advocacy. The Career Advisor Network was a global team of 300 people in the company brought together to help with the deployment/change management of a new career framework. I loved working with this group to facilitate training, communication, and collaboration. Secondly, the GTSgetSocial team helped with the transition to social business — the new way to work. As a group of social advocates, we held training and engagement programs with executives and employees to encourage them to be more collaborative and open in their work.

Mentoring programs: including language mentoring for those going on international assignment. Experience-based learning programs are low-cost and very engaging. When we have friends at work, we are happier and more engaged!

An elevated town hall experience: making it more fun and relatable. Maya Angelou tells us that people will forget what you tell them, but they will remember how you made them feel. I use that principle as the basis for the town hall experience. Continue reading