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Ahead of the game / Workplace engagement                                                                                  ...
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Ahead Of The Game: Workplace Engagement


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Top tips on boosting moral in the workplace this summer.

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Ahead Of The Game: Workplace Engagement

  1. 1. Ahead of the game / Workplace engagement Page 1 of 2 Workplace engagement London 2012 will be the world’s largest sporting event: from 27 July to 9 September, TVs across the nation will be permanently switched on to the greatest show on earth — and the nation will be absorbed. But as Britain’s employers, does that present a problem or an opportunity?Follow us on:
  2. 2. Ahead of the game / Workplace engagement Page 2 of 2 1. Engaging your workforceWe think the Olympics offers the Committed employees are far more productive and act asperfect chance to boost morale, great ambassadors for your brand, which is why employee engagement is such a hot topic. And there’s no bettermotivation and teamwork; so we’re way to engage than through a common sense of purpose.sharing our five top tips on how to Involving employees in Olympics activities and supporting them through a busy few weeks — whilst having lots of funachieve all of that in your organisation — could go a long way to unlocking that extra 10% from your staff (a legacy that’s likely to last long after the closingthis summer (and beyond). ceremonies).2. Overcoming cynicism 3. Appoint ambassadorsYou can’t please all of the people all of the time. There’s The best way to drum up support is with a great ambassadorbound to be the odd team member that has a bit of a moan that can imbibe the true spirit of the Olympics into yourabout this summer’s sporting events, but if the rest of your workplace. Choose the key influencers across your companyworkforce has an appetite for embracing the Olympics, (whether that’s business leaders or big personalities) and getthen get involved with some 2012 activities — the rest are them involved in planning your activities. Whether it’s site bybound to follow when they see what fun you’re having. site or floor by floor, give them the resource, authority and support to really be able to make a difference. And make it fun — otherwise they might feel like they’re being dumped on.4. Share the spirit 5. Have funBig sporting events really bring people together, so chances are, Whether it’s to build engagement or sharpen the competitivemost of your employees will be pretty keen on watching some of spirit, there are loads of fun activities you can introduce at yourthe top events together. If that’s the case at your company, you’ll workplace throughout the Olympics:want to consider the practicalities of making it happen. • Office Olympics• ecide which events are ‘communal watching D • sales conference built around a business decathlon A opportunities’ • Fan walls’ to support particular Games participants ‘• ork out the logistics of turning cafeterias or meeting W • A ‘party in the park’ rooms into viewing areas • summer fitness programme A• ort out any hardware issues. You might need to bring in S (incentivised walk/cycle/run to work) TVs or extra monitors. You’ll also need to make sure you have a TV licence for the building • Olympic breakfasts• onsider how you’ll ensure equal treatment for people C • Olympic buffets not interested in the Games • Decorating the office And our favourite: • old Medal duvet days (for a random selection of people G if GB wins more than three Gold medals in a day)Follow us on:www.office-angels.com