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Employee Engagement Intelligence Briefing: 2018.01.15 – 2018.01.19

Restricted Declassified stamp - 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.



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The Future of Human Work Is Imagination, Creativity, and Strategy

Harvard Business Review: “McKinsey has been studying what kind of work is most adaptable to automation. Their findings so far seem to conclude that the more technical the work, the more technology can accomplish it. In other words, machines skew toward tactical applications. On the other hand, work that requires a high degree of imagination, creative analysis, and strategic thinking is harder to automate. As McKinsey put it in a recent report: “The hardest activities to automate with currently available technologies are those that involve managing and developing people (9 percent automation potential) or that apply expertise to decision making, planning, or creative work (18 percent).” Computers are great at optimizing, but not so great at goal-setting. Or even using common sense.”




The Power of Moments to Create Amazing Employee Experiences (01:05:33)

The Future Organization: “The Power of Moments looks at defining moments.” “If organizations can take the time to look at the four elements of defining moments and figure out how to create powerful and impactful moments for their people, the results can be astounding.”



Why management training doesn’t work (and what you should be doing instead)

Training Journal: “Katy Tynan says we need more than just classroom training to make successful managers.” 



7 Employee Engagement Groups Every Manager should Join on LinkedIn

TinyPulse: “By now, you probably already know that more engaged employees equal happier, more productive employees. But how exactly do you go about boosting your team’s engagement levels? Fortunately, there are a ton of folks out there who are happy to help guide you through your mission. All you need to do is reach out to them.” “Through LinkedIn Groups, you can access the collective wisdom of thousands of managers, ask specific questions, take part in meaningful discussions, learn from shared experiences and apply those insights in a way that is most applicable to your goals and objectives.”



This Week in Employee Engagement: January 19, 2018

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!”



What Female Employees Really Want in the Workplace

Achievers: “As a business leader, you are challenged with finding ways to make the workplace engaging to female employees by developing an inclusive culture, implementing HR best practices and recognizing and addressing issues of importance. Following is a list of what female employees desire in the workplace to find happiness.”



9 Tips to Make Your Meetings Less Painful and More Productive

LinkedIn Talent Blog: “[T]here are ways to make meetings less painful for everyone, and more importantly, more meaningful and efficient. Keep reading to find tips for how to plan meetings that are actually worth your time—and will keep you (and others) from drifting off to sleep involuntarily half-way through.



What to expect in workplace learning in 2018

Culture Amp: “Based on analyzing the patterns of our 18+ million online learners on Udemy and Udemy for Business as well as polling 263 L&D managers, our new report 5 Workplace Learning Trends & 5 Predictions for 2018 reveals some of the key trends to keep an eye on this year. Here are a few of the interesting learning trends and predictions that we discovered.”



Reinvent Your Onboarding Process

HRWEST: “While many organizations prefer more structure to onboarding programs, others follow a sink-or-swim approach, where new employees must figure out on their own what the team and the organization expects from them. Whatever form onboarding takes in your workplace, it is one of the most important contributions a hiring manager or HR professional can make to talent retention, employee engagement and organizational performance.”



We Studied 100 Mentor-Mentee Matches — Here’s What Makes Mentorship Work

First Round Review: “Whether you’re creating a mentorship program for your company, looking for a mentor to help you think through challenges, or hoping to make a bigger impact as a mentor yourself, this article is for you. Mentorship can be an incredible career accelerator — here’s how to actually make it work.”




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