Veteran Operative Employee Engagement Insights: 2017.03.27 – 2017.03.31

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.

 

 

 

I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. – Walt Disney Employee Engagement Quote
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
– Walt Disney

 

 

How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable. – Seth Godin Employee Engagement Quote
How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable.
– Seth Godin

 

 

Enjoyment is not a goal, it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity. — Paul Goodman Employee Engagement Quote
Enjoyment is not a goal, it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity.
— Paul Goodman

 

 

There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. –Aristotle Employee Engagement Quote
There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
–Aristotle

 

 

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so. — Mark Twain Employee Engagement Quote
It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.
— Mark Twain

 

 

 

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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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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-Related Spotlight Articles of March 2017

In March, our Employee Engagement Briefings highlighted 40 employee engagement-related articles. Here is a recap of the Spotlight Articles of March 2017.

 

 

 


 

9 Devastating Truths Undermining Your Employee Engagement

Customer Think: “So what is the truth behind some of the common practices that so many call center leaders assume or think is working, that are in fact creating unintentional self-sabotage?” 

 


 

AI, Robotics, and Cognitive Computing Are Changing Business Faster Than You Thought

Josh Bersin: “In the just-released report, Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2017, titled “Rewriting the rules for the digital age,” we describe the top ten disruptive trends impacting business, with a set of “new rules” for each.”

 


 

The Role of Onboarding in Employee Lifetime Value: Part 2

Greenhouse: “In Part 2 (this post), I’ll share: 1) A quick refresher on ELTV; 2) How we used ELTV to refine our onboarding metrics; and 3) Some of our learnings from that process.”

 


 

Why You Should Make Time for Self-Reflection (Even If You Hate Doing It)

Harvard Business Review: “At its simplest, reflection is about careful thought. But the kind of reflection that is really valuable to leaders is more nuanced than that. The most useful reflection involves the conscious consideration and analysis of beliefs and actions for the purpose of learning. Reflection gives the brain an opportunity to pause amidst the chaos, untangle and sort through observations and experiences, consider multiple possible interpretations, and create meaning. This meaning becomes learning, which can then inform future mindsets and actions. For leaders, this “meaning making” is crucial to their ongoing growth and development.”

 


 

 

Fellow Agents, what are your thoughts on this month’s must-read intelligence? What must-reads would you suggest?

 

 

 

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: 2017.03.20 – 2017.03.24

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

Why You Should Make Time for Self-Reflection (Even If You Hate Doing It)

Harvard Business Review: “At its simplest, reflection is about careful thought. But the kind of reflection that is really valuable to leaders is more nuanced than that. The most useful reflection involves the conscious consideration and analysis of beliefs and actions for the purpose of learning. Reflection gives the brain an opportunity to pause amidst the chaos, untangle and sort through observations and experiences, consider multiple possible interpretations, and create meaning. This meaning becomes learning, which can then inform future mindsets and actions. For leaders, this “meaning making” is crucial to their ongoing growth and development.”

 


 

 

 

The 3 Key Insights From Gallup’s Long-Awaited Workforce Report

LinkedIn Talent Blog: “However, if you don’t have the time, we have pulled out the top three takeaways for recruiters from [Gallup’s just-released State of the American Workplace report], highlighting what’s most important to candidates considering a new job and what talent acquisition professionals can do better.”

 

 

 

Survey: 93% of Managers Need Training on Coaching Employees

Globoforce: “Over the past few months, we’ve run a series of posts covering findings from the latest SHRM/Globoforce Employee Recognition Survey.” “This brings us to the fifth and final finding from the survey: As organizations evaluate their performance management processes, coaching is seen as very important.” 

 

 

 

The new employee lifecycle: 3 small tweaks to bring managers big change

Triangle Business Journal: “Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC (DISYS), a global managed services and staffing firm with 33 offices around the world, recently launched a new protocol designed to lower turnover rates, provide effective coaching, and continually learn where improvements are needed, through comprehensive employee engagement.”

 

 

 

A Simple Guide To Handling Stress At Work

Office Vibe: “I’ll teach you everything I can about how to make stress your friend, and how to make stress at work a positive thing instead of a negative one.”

 

 

 

Engagement Weekly: Getting the Most Out of Your Plan

Allen Communication: “Learn about the latest in employee engagement within various industries. This week’s influential authors look at some examples of companies with good engagement, as well as how to maximize the effectiveness of your employee engagement plans.”

 

 

 

7 More Fascinating Employee Engagement Trends For 2017

15Five: “Until engagement numbers dramatically increase, we are going to continue presenting these trends. By the looks of things, this will be a long term project. Here is what the experts: “are saying we can expect for employee engagement in 2017.”

 

 

 

In Defense of Feedback, Gender Equality, and Psychological Safety: Adam Grant Q&A (Part 2)

Globoforce: “Check out the second part of our Q&A with [Adam] Grant below, where he also shares a bit about his new book with Sheryl Sandberg. Once you have the right people in place to contribute original ideas, what role does continuous feedback play in improving performance across the organization? How can you create an environment that not only promotes gender equality, but also psychological safety and belonging?”

 

 

 

How to Sell Employee Recognition to a Skeptical Executive

Bonusly: “In order to successfully launch employee engagement initiatives like recognition programs, it is important to gain active buy-in by speaking to impact on revenue and costs. The evidence here will help recognition champions address the most common skepticism in the C-suite. Below are some of the most common misconceptions among senior leadership regarding recognition, and the hard data you’ll need to dispel those myths.”

 

 

 

Does Work Make You Happy? Evidence from the World Happiness Report

Harvard Business Review: “Since most of us spend a great deal of our lives working, it is inevitable that work plays a key role in shaping our levels of happiness. In a recent chapter of the World Happiness Report — published annually to coincide with the United Nation’s International Day of Happiness — we look more closely at the relationship between work and happiness.”

 

 

 

 

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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Veteran Operative Employee Engagement Insights: 2017.03.20 – 2017.03.24

I’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 keep moving forward opening new doors and doing new things, because we are curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. – Walt Disney
We keep moving forward opening new doors and doing new things, because we are curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
– Walt Disney

 

 

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. – Steve Jobs
The only way to do great work is to love what you do.  If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.  As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
– Steve Jobs

 

 

Even your most talented employees have room for growth in some area, and you're doing your employee a disservice if the sum of your review is: 'You're great!' No matter how talented the employee, think of ways he could grow towards the position he might want to hold two, five, or 10 years down the line. – Kathryn Minshew
Even your most talented employees have room for growth in some area, and you’re doing your employee a disservice if the sum of your review is: ‘You’re great!’ No matter how talented the employee, think of ways he could grow towards the position he might want to hold two, five, or 10 years down the line.
– Kathryn Minshew

 

 

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. – Gandhi
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
– Gandhi

 

 

You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of. – Jim Rohn
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
– Jim Rohn

 

 

 

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.
Email me at g…@a…t.com.
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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: 2017.03.13 – 2017.03.17

DECLASSIFIED - 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

The Role of Onboarding in Employee Lifetime Value: Part 2

Greenhouse: “In Part 2 (this post), I’ll share: 1) A quick refresher on ELTV; 2) How we used ELTV to refine our onboarding metrics; 3) Some of our learnings from that process.”

 


 

 

 

How People Analytics Reinvented Employee Engagement Surveys at Google

Impraise: “Surveys should not just be about checking the pulse of your workplace, they should be about constantly trying to improve it. Many companies are now using employee surveys to generate their own People Analytics, allowing them to gain deeper insights into their company’s culture and better inform how they design their employee experience.”

 

 

 

How to be a Good Manager [Infographic]

TinyPulse: “Here’s an infographic from CIPHR that offers some essential tips on how to be a good manager.”

 

 

 

Adam Grant’s Tips for Hiring & Developing Original Thinkers

Globoforce: “WorkHuman 2017 speaker and best-selling author Adam Grant has some ideas that might surprise you. We recently talked with Grant about his new book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World. In the first part of our conversation below, we discuss procrastination, combating groupthink, and why you should start hiring for cultural contribution as opposed to cultural fit.”

 

 

 

Becoming a Times Best 100 Company

ThanksBox: “We sit down with Mairi Probin, to talk about winning the number one spot in Best Big Company to work for in the UK (in 2012 and 2014), how to build an effective engagement strategy and some of the common things that trip people up. Learn what it takes to secure the number one spot of the Best Companies List, along with top tips to boost employee engagement in your organisation.”

 

 

 

Engagement Weekly: Choosing the Right Methods

Allen Communication: “Learn about the latest in employee engagement within various industries. This week’s influential authors look at some examples of companies with good engagement, as well as different methods to improve engagement.”

 

 

 

How To Hold Your Team Accountable (Without Micromanaging)

OfficeVibe: “We all know that micromanaging is bad. Employees become unmotivated, it’s a waste of time for everyone involved, and employees never grow. But of course, as a leader, you can’t never check in with your employees and let them do whatever they want, there has to be some control. So managers are in a tough spot. How do you balance the two? How do you walk that very delicate line and keep your team in check while not looking like a micromanager?”

 

 

 

50+ Ideas for Cultivating Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace That You Can Start Today

LinkedIn Talent Blog: “To help companies get started today, I’m excited to share over 50 of the ways we’ve invested in diversity and inclusion at Lever. Understandably, every team worries about headcount, budget, and bandwidth, but diversity and inclusion should – and more importantly, can – be a priority in resource-strapped companies.”

 

 

 

Why Isn’t Employee Engagement Engaging Employees?

HR Executive Online: “Despite good intentions, employee-engagement programs seem to be falling short of their promise, and end up engendering frustration and, far worse, cynicism among the workforce.”

 

 

 

Research: How Incentive Pay Affects Employee Engagement, Satisfaction, and Trust

Harvard Business Review: “Our study, published in Human Resource Management Journal, examined the extent to which each payment scheme was associated with employees’ experience of well-being, as measured by job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and trust in management. It also explored the relationship between the schemes and employees’ experiences of high work intensity and how this might explain any undesirable influence of incentive pay on well-being.”

 

 

 

 

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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Veteran Operative Employee Engagement Insights: 2017.03.13 – 2017.03.17

Quote Marks purpleI’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.

 

 

 

All you’ve got to do is own up to your ignorance honestly, and you’ll find people who are eager to fill your head with information. – Walt Disney Employee Engagement Quote
All you’ve got to do is own up to your ignorance honestly, and you’ll find people who are eager to fill your head with information.
– Walt Disney

 

 

Robert Tew Quote - Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you
Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you or makes you happy.
– Robert Tew

 

 

Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you. – Tyrion Lannister via author George R. R. Martin
Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.
– Tyrion Lannister via author George R. R. Martin

 

 

Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions. – Dalai Lama
Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.
– Dalai Lama

 

 

Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. – W. Clement Stone
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.
– W. Clement Stone

 

 
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.
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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