Don’t Confuse Engagement with Satisfaction:
Employee engagement and employee satisfaction are not the same.
Ensure that you understand the difference to get an accurate read
on engagement levels of your leaders and team members. You must
learn to measure the right things.
Lend Your Ear(s): One of the simplest ways to
gain buy-in from an employee is to listen. Be as intentional as
possible in developing your listening skills as a leader. Practice
less talking and do more listening this week.
Embrace Challenges: One of the keys to
engagement is whether or not an employee feels challenged in their
work, to have a position where they’re growing. Equip your managers
to have real conversations with team members to understand the
level of challenge they are feeling with the work they are
Reassess Your Cultural Norms: Culture is a
collection of behavioral practices of the organization, both stated
and unstated. Are there unintentional harmful norms that are
happening in your organization and need to be discussed? Appoint a
group of people to keep a collective eye and report regularly, so
these norms don’t continue within your workplace.
Emplify - Are you still
using pulse surveys? How about annual questionnaires? If your
organization relies on either of these, it’s time to discover
Emplify. Emplify has created a new way to measure employee
engagement. It’s where CEOs who want to know what’s really
happening within a workforce go… to get honest feedback… and to
understand what needs to change for people to love their work using
simple and trustworthy data.
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About the Podcast
Gut+Science is a fast-paced, storytelling-oriented podcast that provides leadership experiences from both an emotional and calculated lens. People-first minded executives and thought leaders share on the topics they are most passionate about, serving as mentors for our ever growing audience. Host Nikki Lewallen Gregory loves to bring out the fire in people and highlight the newest needed tools and information that build more meaningful work experiences.