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Engagement

Culture is your company’s operating system – the way things are around here.
Engagement is the user experience – the way we FEEL about the way things are around here. Engagement is your company’s immune system. When engagement is low, your business is vulnerable. Strong engagement is a vital competitive advantage – not only to grow your business, but also to attract and retain great talent. The key to positive engagement is to treat people as volunteers, not employees. Compensation and benefits will employ peoples’ heads and hands. Engagement is about winning their hearts. Companies with engaged employees outperform those without by 202%* When an employee is engaged, they use discretionary effort to go above and beyond their normal job requirements without being asked to do so. They do this because they’re invested emotionally, and they genuinely care about the company. This all leads to happier customers, better business
results, and a stronger employer brand.

The 3 key drivers of positive engagement:

  1. Be a coach not a manager.
    Help people contribute is ways that are meaningful to THEM. Identify their unique skills and talents – what they LOVE to do. Help them improve, give them opportunities to shine, to master and share what lights them up on the inside.
  2. Listen and take action. Tap your team’s hands-on experience. Value their ideas. Ask for and action their feedback. It can be as simple as asking “How happy are you at work and what can we do about it?”
  3. Help people succeed Tools, training and resources are just a start. Create a safe place for people to learn and grow from mistakes. Teach people how to deal with workplace “undiscussables” like conflict,
    stress, criticism and disagreements. Foster a growth mindset and celebrate the successes of others.

Engagement is a contact sport. It’s about personal connections and conversations. It’s coaching and listening and helping other people succeed. Click contact us for a free 30 consultation to discuss how we can help you boost engagement in your organisation.

The 3 key drivers of positive engagement:

1. I find meaning and purpose in my work
2. I feel my contribution is valued
3. I feel set up for success

76% of employees are not engaged*

  • 76% of employees are not engaged*
  • 85% of execs see engagement as a critical priority*
  • 24% of workforce engaged - showing up every day with enthusiasm and the motivation to be highly productive*
  • 60% of workforce passively disengaged*
  • 16% of workforce actively disengaged – seeking to undermine your business*
  • $70 Billion – annual cost of disengagement to Australian economy*

Sources:

2016 Snapshot of the Australian Workplace - Dr Lindsay McMillan OAM
https://www.convergeinternational.com.au/docs/defaultsource/research a- future-that- works-2016-snapshot- of-the- australian-workplace
Global Human Capital Trends - Deloitte 2016
https://www2.deloitte.com/au/en/pages/humancapital/articles/introduction- human-capital-trends.html#
Trends in Global Employee Engagement - Aon Hewitt 2016
http://images.respond.aonhewitt.com/Web/AonHewitt/%7Bed554ce5-acf3- 4807-805f-8e00379a2315%7D_2016-trends- in-global- employee-engagement.pdf
State of the Global Workplace - Gallup 2016
https://schoolofthinking.org/2016/03/gallup-the- worldwide-employee-engagement-crisis/