This week in employee engagement- August 14, 2018

Here’s our weekly roundup series to help you stay connected to the often overwhelming landscape of employee engagement thought leadership. Start here to narrow down your search each week!     

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From Maritz Employee Experience: 

10 Foolproof Ways to Take Care of Your Employee Engagement and Company Culture. Or Not. — Giving purpose to your employee experience and building a healthy, thriving corporate culture is hard work, man. Who has time for that? Soft work is usually plenty hard enough. What you need are some shortcuts. As a public service, we’ve compiled a list of methods to…to…well, to just get out of the way of your employee engagement and culture challenges and let them sort themselves out.  


What We’re Reading This Week:     

Want to Improve Productivity? Hire Better Managers — According to Gallup, 70% of a team’s engagement depends on the manager. The conclusion of Gallup’s No Recovery report found that real GDP per capita growth has slowed from highs of 3% in the 1960s to only 0.5% in 2016. What does that kind of slow economic growth mean for individuals? And what can be done to raise productivity?  

Caring About Engagement Isn’t Enough — You Need Tools to Create and Measure It — Do you believe that the employee experience is among the top challenges facing today’s business leaders? If you don’t, you may want to reconsider. Research compiled by Deloitte identifies EX as the fourth most critical trend facing organizations worldwide.  

Employee Engagement is So Over! OK, Maybe Not Quite — As new ways of working emerge, organizations will reshape their focus on talent to take a much stronger interest in the personal and professional growth and potential of the people who work for them (the emerging focus on “growth mindset” is a good indication of this). Organizations will also reframe how they think about engagement, focusing more on helping people feel a sustainable sense of vitality at work. 

Five Ways To Create Rockstar Employee Engagement — James Dodkins is the author of 136 Ideas for Rockstar Employee Engagement, and he has some great ideas to attain employee engagement, which leads to customer engagement, which is directly linked to delivering a better customer experience.  

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