Cultivating EmployeeEngagement A Conversation Facilitated by David J Kovacovich BI Worldwide
OBJECTIVES• Facilitate an interactive knowledge sharing forum• Gather your definitions of Employee Engagement• Review the history of Employee Engagement• Climb the Employee Engagement Triangle• Leave with more knowledge and direction for our organizations
What is EmployeeEngagement?Share Your Definition of EmployeeEngagement… • There are no wrong answers 3
What Matters Most to Your Employees? • Cash • Extended Benefits (Perks) • Work/Life Balance • Clearly Defined Path to Success • Other
Moving Out of Silos Transitioning from Star t Up to Corporation: • Developed an online employee collective • Scheduled monthly “people perspectives” • Created a Mentoring program • Created a town hall meeting • Brought in guest speakers • Published Birthdays and Service Anniversaries • Created a portal to nominate peers for excellence
How Do You Create Transparency?Communication Strategy:What engines do you use to communicate organizational objectives?Are employee/manager goals aligned?Who controls organizational progress?What is the channel from Executives to Managers to Employees?How can you create meaningful experiences among your employees?
Creating Culture The Legend of Zappos: • An educated hiring process • Company library and educational courses • Parades, Office tours • Sharing is caring • You don’t have to be Zappos – all you need is alignment!
Cultural Assessment Current Programs Industry Core Company Trends Values Departmental Objectives
Our Challenge Going Forward1. Analyze your current programs!2. How are Core Values influencing the workplace?3. Are departmental objectives aligned to the organizational mission?4. Are you contending in your industry?