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9 Ways to Take Your
Employees Further
@SilkRoadtweets
2014
Will your
employees
Flourish in 2014?
Here are some simple
things you can do for your
employees in the coming
year.
Do talent reviews
for everyone.
Find at least one meaningful
developmental activity for
everyone—a new
assignment, respons...
Enable employees to
learn from each other.

Casual lunch and learns can be a nice
opportunity for employees to share a tip...
Make space by
(temporarily) killing
programs.

You can’t do new stuff without getting rid of old stuff. Try giving
up a st...
Implement the secret that
sits at the core of
continuous improvement.

Empower people to make
suggestions for improvements...
Nothing brings more energy to a process than new
blood. Shifting responsibilities around can be a
good tactic for creating...
Get your executives
on the front lines.
Employees love to see the executives
spending a day doing front line work.
It help...
In HR we know how motivating it can be to have a chance to express
yourself. Encourage employees to blog—then get out of t...
Wellness initiatives have the
unusual property of being good
for employees while saving the
company money. Where
organizat...
Ask employees
what they need.
Often, the best thing is just to
ask employees what they need
and what they would like. You
...
Building a culture of learning, engagement and continuous
improvement takes a whole lot of little initiatives. These simpl...
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Building a culture of learning, engagement and continuous improvement takes a whole lot of little initiatives. These 9 simple ideas can help ensure your employees go further.

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  • some of this ways remind me of the Abraham's Maslow's hierarchy of needs!thanks for sharing
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  • Quite simple effective methods for team development and doing these simple things itself offers good potential.Tx for sharing
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  1. 1. 9 Ways to Take Your Employees Further @SilkRoadtweets 2014
  2. 2. Will your employees Flourish in 2014? Here are some simple things you can do for your employees in the coming year.
  3. 3. Do talent reviews for everyone. Find at least one meaningful developmental activity for everyone—a new assignment, responsibility or training program will stretch them and demonstrate the company isn’t taking them for granted.
  4. 4. Enable employees to learn from each other. Casual lunch and learns can be a nice opportunity for employees to share a tip, a skill, or some knowledge. Try a “knowledge café,” where small groups converse about a business issue or something they have recently learned.
  5. 5. Make space by (temporarily) killing programs. You can’t do new stuff without getting rid of old stuff. Try giving up a stale program just for the year. If it is a worthwhile program, add it back. If no one misses it, then it stays gone.
  6. 6. Implement the secret that sits at the core of continuous improvement. Empower people to make suggestions for improvements they can implement in their own department. It is not just the improvements that matter, implementing suggestions gives employees a sense of ownership of their workplace.
  7. 7. Nothing brings more energy to a process than new blood. Shifting responsibilities around can be a good tactic for creating interesting projects people can take on. You will be surprised how even junior people will step up with hard work and good ideas when challenged to take responsibility for a meaningful project. Shift responsibility for programs around.
  8. 8. Get your executives on the front lines. Employees love to see the executives spending a day doing front line work. It helps employees feel connected to the mission of the business and helps executives understand the issues that stand in the way of workers achieving peak performance.
  9. 9. In HR we know how motivating it can be to have a chance to express yourself. Encourage employees to blog—then get out of their way. If you have concerns, all you need is a policy that says HR will remove any blogs that are offensive. Experience shows offensive postings are rare. Try it and you will find the benefits far outweigh the occasional hiccup. Let them blog!
  10. 10. Wellness initiatives have the unusual property of being good for employees while saving the company money. Where organizations fall down is that they create programs without figuring out how to get employees enthused about them. Focus on making participation fun and the program will pay off. Tap the fountain of wellness.
  11. 11. Ask employees what they need. Often, the best thing is just to ask employees what they need and what they would like. You do not need surveys, focus groups or a task force. Just talk to people. Talk in the elevator, on the way to the parking lot, over a coffee, or in the hallway. Asking people what they think in casual, everyday chats will generate all the insights you need.
  12. 12. Building a culture of learning, engagement and continuous improvement takes a whole lot of little initiatives. These simple ideas can help ensure your employees go further. Download 9 Tips to Taking Your Employees further: Download Visit SilkRoad.com for more!
  13. 13. Thank You!

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