Employee Engagement Intelligence Briefing: 2017.06.12 – 2017.06.16

I’m Simpson…Gregory F Simpson, Agent In Engagement.  Below is the latest intelligence briefing on employee engagement. Follow @agtinengagement to stay current with the latest updates.

 

 

“These assets have been declassified and should be distributed to fellow “Agents” for review.”

 

 

SPOTLIGHT ARTICLE

 

How to Proactively Build a Strong, Engaging Culture

Bonusly: “Problems will inevitably come up, and they will already have become pain points by the time you can address them with a reactive approach. It’s worth prioritizing and analyzing culture now, before employees ask. It’s important to proactively anticipate employee needs, and design an organizational culture that fosters mutual growth, trust, and esteem among all its members.”

 


 

 

9 Unique Ways To Improve Employee Engagement

Office Vibe: “[W]e thought you might like to learn some more unique and creative ways to engage and inspire your teams because outside of the box is where will engagement will reach new heights. Here are 9 less traditional but just as effective ways of engaging your team.”

 

 

Fire Your Chief Happiness Officer

Fast Company: “Over the past two decades or so, conversations about talent have steadily shifted from productivity and career success to personal well-being and happiness. The underlying premise is that employees need to prioritize their own happiness over other career goals: “Don’t like your job?” the logic goes, “Quit it.” The simplicity of this formula is appealing. But it often leads organizations to make poor hiring and managerial choices, and employees to make bad career moves.”

 

 

Three reflections from Bersin IMPACT 2017

Culture Amp: “Culture Amp was proud to sponsor IMPACT 2017 at the end of May. The annual conference from Bersin by Deloitte explores how HR, learning and talent leaders — or people geeks, as we call them — should respond to new technologies, new definitions of work, and changes in worker expectations. After fascinating conversations with People leaders at the Culture Amp booth and a bunch of thought-provoking conference sessions, three thoughts lingered in my mind.”

 

 

This Week in Employee Engagement: June 16, 2017

Maritz Motivations Solutions: “The utter explosion of digital content presents countless opportunities for learning. Start here to narrow down your search each week in the often overwhelming landscape of employee engagement thought leadership!”

 

 

Engagement Weekly: What To Do And Not To Do

Allen Communication: “Learn about the latest in employee engagement within various industries. This week’s influential authors look at the best methods to improve engagement as well as some of the best practices to avoid hurting it.”

 

 

Top 6 Megatrends Changing the Face of HR and Business

Globoforce: “A new white paper – 6 Megatrends Changing the Face of HR and Business – gives you that glimpse. Based on insights gathered from Globoforce’s WorkHuman Executive Forums, these megatrends illustrate a shift to more human-centric approaches to work. In the WorkHuman Radio podcast embedded at the top of this post, Derek Irvine, VP of strategy and consulting at Globoforce, discusses five of the six megatrends. If you prefer to read about the megatrends, I’ve provided a high-level overview below with links to resources where you can learn more.”

 

 

Here’s the Secret to Improving Employee Engagement That Every Company Can Afford

Entrepreneur: “So, what’s the cost-effective secret to improving employee engagement? Building and maintaining a values-based culture.”

 

 

[Infographic] How Negative Feedback Can Have Positive Effects

GetHppy: “Negative feedback is most fruitful when there is already a culture of negative criticism in the office – which is not to say that everybody is always criticizing each other, but rather that everyone understands the language and purpose of negative feedback when it becomes necessary. To start developing that culture in your place of work, check out this new guide to negative feedback from Headway Capital. You’ll be surprised at the positive effect it can have!”

 

 

When Leaders Are Hired for Talent but Fired for Not Fitting In

Harvard Business Review: “Over and over again, organizations are unable to appoint the right leaders. According to academic estimates, the baseline for effective corporate leadership is merely 30%, while in politics, approval ratings oscillate between 25% and 40%. In America, 75% of employees report that their direct line manager is the worst part of their job, and 65% would happily take a pay cut if they could replace their boss with someone better. A recent McKinsey report suggests that fewer than 30% of organizations are able to find the right C-suite leaders, and that newly appointed executives take too long to adapt.” “In our view, there are three critical errors organizations must fix in order to upgrade their selection efforts.”

 

 

 

Fellow Agents, what are your thoughts on this intelligence? What do you have to add?  What other sources should be consulted? Make entries in the comments log below.

 

 

Let’s Engage! 

I’m Agent in Engagement Simpson…Gregory F Simpson.

Employee engagement is a critical mission. I hope I can count on your help! Subscribe to the RSS Feed to receive the latest intelligence/insights and/or register to make entries in the comments log.

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Learn more about me at gregoryfsimpson.com.

 

P.S.  First contact? Welcome to the Agent In Engagement community. Explore and join fellow employee engagement operatives in targeting a known thief – alias: Disengagement. Together we can bring this thief to justice and make the world a better place for all companies and their employees.

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Veteran Operative Employee Engagement Insights: 2017.06.12 – 2017.06.16

Set of 4 quotation marks in red and blueI’m Simpson…Gregory F Simpson, Agent In Engagement. Below is a compilation of last week’s employee engagement related wisdom from noted experts. Follow @agtinengagement to stay current with the latest veteran operative employee engagement insights.

 

 

 

We allow no geniuses around our Studio. – Walt Disney
We allow no geniuses around our Studio.
– Walt Disney

 

 

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. – Albert Schweitzer
In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.  We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
– Albert Schweitzer

 

 

No company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it." – Jack Welch
No company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it.”
– Jack Welch

 

 

How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself and in no instance bypass the discriminations of reason? You have been given the principles that you ought to endorse, and you have endorsed them. What kind of teacher, then, are you still waiting for in order to refer your self-improvement to him? You are no longer a boy, but a full-grown man. If you are careless and lazy now and keep putting things off and always deferring the day after which you will attend to yourself, you will not notice that you are making no progress, but you will live and die as someone quite ordinary. From now on, then, resolve to live as a grown-up who is making progress, and make whatever you think best a law that you never set aside. And whenever you encounter anything that is difficult or pleasurable, or highly or lowly regarded, remember that the contest is now: you are at the Olympic Games, you cannot wait any longer, and that your progress is wrecked or preserved by a single day and a single event. That is how Socrates fulfilled himself by attending to nothing except reason in everything he encountered. And you, although you are not yet a Socrates, should live as someone who at least wants to be a Socrates.” ― Epictetus
How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself and in no instance bypass the discriminations of reason? You have been given the principles that you ought to endorse, and you have endorsed them. What kind of teacher, then, are you still waiting for in order to refer your self-improvement to him? You are no longer a boy, but a full-grown man. If you are careless and lazy now and keep putting things off and always deferring the day after which you will attend to yourself, you will not notice that you are making no progress, but you will live and die as someone quite ordinary.

From now on, then, resolve to live as a grown-up who is making progress, and make whatever you think best a law that you never set aside. And whenever you encounter anything that is difficult or pleasurable, or highly or lowly regarded, remember that the contest is now: you are at the Olympic Games, you cannot wait any longer, and that your progress is wrecked or preserved by a single day and a single event. That is how Socrates fulfilled himself by attending to nothing except reason in everything he encountered. And you, although you are not yet a Socrates, should live as someone who at least wants to be a Socrates.”
― Epictetus

 

 

The organization is, above all, social. It is people. – Peter Drucker
The organization is, above all, social. It is people.
– Peter Drucker

 

 

 

What are your thoughts on these employee engagement insights? What insights can you share with other Agents? Make entries in the comments log below.

 

Let’s Engage! 

I’m Agent in Engagement Simpson…Gregory F Simpson.

Employee engagement is a critical mission. I hope I can count on your help! Subscribe to the RSS Feed to receive the latest intelligence/insights and/or register to make entries in the comments log.

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Learn more about me at gregoryfsimpson.com.

 

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15 Go-To Sources of Employee Experience/ Employee Engagement Articles

Recently, I’ve had several people ask me about my go-to sources for employee experience / employee engagement articles.  That caused me to review the last three and a half years of articles I’ve shared on the Agent In Engagement Blog.  Below are the top 15 sources (in alphabetical order):

 

Allen Communication blog

At the beginning of each week, they publish Engagement Weekly, a recap of the “latest in employee engagement within various industries.”1

 

Bonusly blog

Bonusly focuses on “building the future of employee recognition, rewards, and reviews.” 2

 

Culture Amp blog

“The world’s top-ranked employee feedback and analytics platform3, Culture Amp makes it easy to collect, understand and act on employee feedback4

 

Fast Company Magazine

Fast Company is the world’s leading progressive business media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, leadership, world changing ideas, and design. Written for, by, and about the most progressive business leaders, Fast Company inspires readers to think beyond traditional boundaries, lead conversations, and create the future of business.”5

 

Forbes

Forbes is a global media company, focusing on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and lifestyle.”6

 

Gallup blog and reports

“Analytics and advice to help leaders and organizations solve their most pressing problems.”7

 

Globoforce blogs

Globoforce is “the leading social recognition provider.”8 I consult the Globoforce Blog and the Recognize This! Blog.

 

Greenhouse Blog

“Greenhouse is an applicant tracking system and recruiting software designed to optimize your entire recruiting process. Find better candidates, conduct more focused interviews, and make data-driven hiring decisions.”9

 

Halogen Software Blog (Talent Space blog)

“The Halogen TalentSpace Blog is the place to go for the latest thinking on how to develop, engage and retain your talent.”10

 

Harvard Business Review

“Find new ideas and classic advice on strategy, innovation and leadership, for global leaders from the world’s best business and management experts.”11

 

Hppy

“We deliver insights, research and information to business and HR leaders to create better employee engagement initiatives.”12

 

Inc

“Everything you need to know to start and grow your business now.”13

 

Maritz Motivation Solutions blog

“Long considered a leader in sales incentives, channel loyalty, customer loyalty and employee engagement, Maritz Motivation Solutions designs simple-to-use, next generation solutions based on the science of human behavior and the art of program design.”14 They publish the Engagement Roundup to “narrow down your search each week in the often overwhelming landscape of employee engagement thought leadership!”15

 

Office Vibe blog

“The Best Employee Engagement And Company Culture Content.”16

 

TinyPulse Employee Engagement & Company Culture Blog

“TINYpulse makes employee engagement solutions. They offer leaders a way to take the pulse of their workforce by helping them collect unvarnished feedback from employees. They also help leaders facilitate 1:1 meetings to improve employee performance and achieve company goals.”17

 

 

 

What your thoughts on these 15 go-to sources?  What are your go-to sources?

 

 

1 http://www.allencomm.com/blog/
2 https://bonus.ly/about
3 https://www.cultureamp.com/about/
4 https://www.cultureamp.com/
5 https://www.fastcompany.com/about-us
6 https://www.forbes.com/
7 http://www.gallup.com/home.aspx
8 http://www.globoforce.com/about-us/
9 http://www.greenhouse.io/
10 http://www.halogensoftware.com/blog/about
11 https://hbr.org/
12 https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/hppy#/entity
13 https://twitter.com/Inc
14 http://www.maritzmotivation.com/About
15 http://www.maritzmotivation.com/blog/employee_engagement/this-week-in-employee-engagement-june-10-2017/
16 https://www.officevibe.com/blog
17 https://www.tinypulse.com/about

 

 

 

Let’s Engage! 

I’m Agent in Engagement Simpson…Gregory F Simpson.

Employee engagement is a critical mission. I hope I can count on your help! Subscribe to the RSS Feed to receive the latest intelligence/insights and/or register to make entries in the comments log.

Photo of Gregory F SimpsonYou can follow me @agtinengagement.
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Learn more about me at gregoryfsimpson.com.

 

P.S.  First contact? Welcome to the Agent In Engagement community. Explore and join fellow employee engagement operatives in targeting a known thief – alias: Disengagement. Together we can bring this thief to justice and make the world a better place for all companies and their employees.

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Employee Engagement Intelligence Briefing: 2017.06.05 – 2017.06.09

Restricted Declassified stamp - pixgood.com Employee EngagementI’m Simpson…Gregory F Simpson, Agent In Engagement.  Below is the latest intelligence briefing on employee engagement. Follow @agtinengagement to stay current with the latest updates.

 

 

“These assets have been declassified and should be distributed to fellow “Agents” for review.”

 

 

SPOTLIGHT ARTICLE

Now More Than Ever, Employees Want To Know: Is There A Second Marshmallow?

Forbes: “The psychological reality is that people will continue to invest themselves most heavily in organizations where there is a future return – where there is a second marshmallow.”

 


 

 

3 Lessons From Google’s HR Policies

Impraise: “Google is deliberate in its actions and does not do things by chance. As a data driven company, Google makes calculated decisions for everything it does; including its HR policies.”

 

 

6 Lessons Learned at WorkHuman 2017

Globoforce: “Last week we held our third annual WorkHuman conference” – Work Human 2017. “Below are the top six takeaways from our lineup of keynote speakers.”

 

 

Winners of the 2017 North American Employee Engagement Awards

EE_Awards: “Caesars Entertainment, Chilli’s Grill and Bar, Cisco, Colorado Department of Transportation and Visa are among the winners of the 2017 North American Employee Engagement Awards (EE Awards) in association with CultureNext by Maritz Motivation Solutions. The full list of the winners and those who were highly commended can be found below.”

 

 

This Week in Employee Engagement: June 10, 2017

Maritz Motivation Solutions: “The utter explosion of digital content presents countless opportunities for learning. Start here to narrow down your search each week in the often overwhelming landscape of employee engagement thought leadership!”

 

 

Engagement Weekly: Case Studies And Foreign Engagement

Allen Communication: “Learn about the latest in employee engagement within various industries. This week’s influential authors look at what’s going throughout the world regarding employee engagement as well as specific case studies.”

 

 

Employee Experience and Employee Engagement – the long and the short of it

LinkedIn: “Jacob Morgan is a true advocate for a focus on employee experience. He has just published his latest book, The Employee Experience Advantage, and already it’s generating quite a buzz. It led to me thinking about the difference between employee experience and employee engagement. So, what is the difference and why is a focus on both so important to the future of internal communication?”

 

 

Is Your City One of the Top Ten for Most Engaged Employees?

Causecast: “Employee engagement firm Quantum Workplace recently issued its annual report on employee engagement, and the results are interesting for anyone curious about how their city stacks up as a building ground for employee engagement.”

 

 

3 Trends That Will Disrupt Your Workplace Forever

Gallup: “Gallup has been studying the American workplace for decades. Our recent research has uncovered three disruptive workplace trends that demand leaders’ focus and innovative strategies sooner rather than later.”

 

 

If you love them, set them free

Deloitte University Press: “Why building the workforce you need for tomorrow means giving them wings to fly today.”

 

 

 

Fellow Agents, what are your thoughts on this intelligence? What do you have to add?  What other sources should be consulted? Make entries in the comments log below.

 

 

Let’s Engage! 

I’m Agent in Engagement Simpson…Gregory F Simpson.

Employee engagement is a critical mission. I hope I can count on your help! Subscribe to the RSS Feed to receive the latest intelligence/insights and/or register to make entries in the comments log.

Photo of Gregory F SimpsonYou can follow me @agtinengagement.
Email me at g…@a…t.com.
Connect via LinkedIn at LinkedIn.com/in/GregoryFSimpson.
Learn more about me at gregoryfsimpson.com.

 

P.S.  First contact? Welcome to the Agent In Engagement community. Explore and join fellow employee engagement operatives in targeting a known thief – alias: Disengagement. Together we can bring this thief to justice and make the world a better place for all companies and their employees.

Other recent Agent in Engagement data/reports by Agent Gregory F Simpson:

 

 

 

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Veteran Operative Employee Engagement Insights: 2017.06.05 – 2017.06.09

Quote marks grayI’m Simpson…Gregory F Simpson, Agent In Engagement. Below is a compilation of last week’s employee engagement related wisdom from noted experts. Follow @agtinengagement to stay current with the latest veteran operative employee engagement insights.

 

 

 

When we consider a project, we really study it--not just the surface idea, but everything about it. And when we go into that new project, we believe in it all the way. We have confidence in our ability to do it right. And we work hard to do the best possible job. – Walt Disney
When we consider a project, we really study it–not just the surface idea, but everything about it. And when we go into that new project, we believe in it all the way. We have confidence in our ability to do it right. And we work hard to do the best possible job.
– Walt Disney

 

 

Listen. The more faithfully you listen to the voice within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside without fear. —Dag Hammarskjöld
Listen. The more faithfully you listen to the voice within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside without fear.
— Dag Hammarskjöld

 

 

We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history. —Madeleine Albright
We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history.
— Madeleine Albright

 

 

The obstacle is the path. -Zen saying
The obstacle is the path.
— Zen saying

 

 

Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits. – Fulton J. Sheen
Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits.
– Fulton J. Sheen

 

 

 

What are your thoughts on these employee engagement insights? What insights can you share with other Agents? Make entries in the comments log below.

 

Let’s Engage! 

I’m Agent in Engagement Simpson…Gregory F Simpson.

Employee engagement is a critical mission. I hope I can count on your help! Subscribe to the RSS Feed to receive the latest intelligence/insights and/or register to make entries in the comments log.

Photo of Gregory F SimpsonYou can follow me @agtinengagement.
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Learn more about me at gregoryfsimpson.com.

 

P.S.  First contact? Welcome to the Agent In Engagement community. Explore and join fellow employee engagement operatives in targeting a known thief – alias: Disengagement. Together we can bring this thief to justice and make the world a better place for all companies and their employees.

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Employee Engagement Intelligence Briefing: 2017.05.29 – 2017.06.02

Declassified folder - Wikimedia CommonsI’m Simpson…Gregory F Simpson, Agent In Engagement.  Below is the latest intelligence briefing on employee engagement. Follow @agtinengagement to stay current with the latest updates.

 

 

“These assets have been declassified and should be distributed to fellow “Agents” for review.”

 

 

SPOTLIGHT ARTICLE

5 Questions to Ask About Corporate Culture to Get Beyond the Usual Meaningless Blather

Harvard Business Review: “[S]o much of our thinking about organizational culture has become so bland, so unobjectionable, that it is on the verge of becoming meaningless. What follows, then, is an attempt at culture shock — five hard questions about the “soft” side of business that leaders must be able to answer if they hope to build a workplace that works.”

 

 


 

 

6 Unexpected Reasons Why Employee Engagement Is Important

Office Vibe: “This post will look at 6 unexpected reasons why it’s important for companies to focus on employee engagement, and offer simple tips for managers to start engaging their teams today.”

 

 

4 Ways to Use a ‘Social Mindset’ and Boost Employee Engagement

Entrepreneur: “Social mindset means everyone can see and feel his or her individual value, making for more engagement.”

 

 

Stop the Employee Engagement Survey Madness

ERE Media: “To identify the real solutions to improving engagement — actions that will actually make a difference — requires recognizing the paradigm flaws that keep most organizations from addressing engagement effectively.”

 

 

This Week in Employee Engagement: June 2, 2017

Maritz Motivation Solutions: “The utter explosion of digital content presents countless opportunities for learning. Start here to narrow down your search each week in the often overwhelming landscape of employee engagement thought leadership!”

 

 

Engagement Weekly: How To Improve Your Surveys

Allen Communication: “Learn about the latest in employee engagement within various industries. This week’s influential authors look at employee engagement surveys. They analyze best practices as well as well as things to avoid in engagement surveys. There are also some articles that touch on other good practices related to general engagement as well.”

 

 

We Asked 169,000 Workers About What Makes Their Workplace Great. Here’s Their Take

Inc: “You might think you have a great workplace. Here’s what employees really want.”

 

 

40+ Valuable Tools and Resources for HR Professionals

Bamboo HR: “The HR field can be particularly demanding, which is why having the right tools and resources is priceless. Whether you are in the process of hiring new talent, looking for new ways to increase employee engagement, or just want to explore new areas of HR, you can find answers to your questions in this post.”

 

 

Four Conversations That Boost Employee Engagement

Forbes: “Here are four conversations that every leader should be having on a routine basis. Have these talks, and you’ll certainly have better action.”

 

 

10 Simple Ways to Keep Remote Workers Engaged and Motivated

Bonusly: “Keeping remote workers engaged and motivated doesn’t have to be complicated. Most of the motivational methods you currently use to inspire in-house employees can be applied to employees working from home as well. Here are 10 simple, yet often overlooked methods that can be used for motivating and getting your remote employees engaged.”

 

 

 

Fellow Agents, what are your thoughts on this intelligence? What do you have to add?  What other sources should be consulted? Make entries in the comments log below.

 

 

Let’s Engage! 

I’m Agent in Engagement Simpson…Gregory F Simpson

Employee engagement is a critical mission. I hope I can count on your help! Subscribe to the RSS Feed to receive the latest intelligence/insights and/or register to make entries in the comments log.

Photo of Gregory F SimpsonYou can follow me @agtinengagement.
Email me at g…@a…t.com.
Connect via LinkedIn at LinkedIn.com/in/GregoryFSimpson.
Learn more about me at gregoryfsimpson.com.

 

P.S.  First contact? Welcome to the Agent In Engagement community. Explore and join fellow employee engagement operatives in targeting a known thief – alias: Disengagement. Together we can bring this thief to justice and make the world a better place for all companies and their employees.

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