13 Dec. 2017 | Comments (0)
Should Small to Mid-Sized Companies Be Measuring Engagement?
Most organizations with headcounts of over 2,000 employees measure engagement in one form or another. In fact, according to a study by The Engagement Institute, 8 of 10 HR executives say that their organization has a formal engagement program. What about smaller organizations?
30 Sep. 2016 | Comments (0)
Fostering Ownership in the Age of Data
New analytic technologies can help us uncover new patterns and trends in data and reach potential solutions more quickly. They can seemingly give managers the answer in terms of what to do and where to focus. However, research on the topic tells us that this approach may not foster psychological ownership for taking action on survey data.
10 Feb. 2016 | Comments (0)
Stop Thinking of Engagement as a Metric, Focus on the Insights
Gallup recently noted that overall engagement for US companies has not changed much since 2011 despite the money and effort put towards engagement surveys and initiatives. So does this mean your engagement program is a waste of time and money?
15 Oct. 2015 | Comments (0)
Beware of Over-Simplification
No one can argue that business leaders rely on clarity to determine priorities and make decisions. However, in this effort to provide clarity, it is easy to fall into the trap of over-simplifying. Over-simplifying a business problem can lead to the wrong conclusions. The wrong conclusions lead to ineffective actions.
11 Aug. 2014 | Comments (0)
Thinking About Alternative Employee Survey Approaches?
Many organizations are attracted to the thought of gathering more data in order to better understand the employee experience and improve employee performance. Bottom line is that organizations are moving towards creating more sophisticated, data-based models of what really drives performance.
16 Dec. 2013 | Comments (0)
Have You Prepared Your Organization for Change?
Leaders need to be better at preparing their organizations for change in order to continually find and deliver on new, transient competitive advantages. And as I mentioned, culture plays a big part in ensuring an organization can drive innovation and be prepared for more regular change.
22 Nov. 2013 | Comments (0)
Leaders, When Your Numbers Start to Decline, It’s Too Late...
You’ve been successful and your division or business has hit its targets so why would you force change? You’d be foolish to upset the apple cart and risk what you have. Does this sound like a familiar situation to you? If so, this may be putting your business at risk.