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Talk the talk: why employee engagement relies on meaningful conversations


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Employee engagement can unlock organisational performance. And in an increasingly knowledge- and information-based working world, better dialogue is the answer to enhanced employee engagement.

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Talk the talk: why employee engagement relies on meaningful conversations

  1. 1. TALK THE TALK WHY EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT RELIES ON MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS Meaningful dialogue improves employee engagement, fosters feelings of mutual trust and increases performance as a result. What does this lead to? Increased ROI for a thriving organisation. 70 20 10 New and challenging experiences helping workers solve problems with reflective practice Communities, networks, sharing coaches and mentoring feedback Structured courses and programs EXPERIENCE WORK LEARN EXPOSURE EDUCATION Leading through better conversations can transform organisations and build environments where creativity and innovation thrive. 27% 45%Shockingly, just 27% of employees currently feel that they can trust their leaders. Takeaways Fostering a collaborative, more conversational culture can lead to greater sharing of ideas and solutions, better decision-making, creativity and innovation. Where people feel they are being listened to, where there is greater “conversational intimacy”, there will also normally be greater trust in those with decision-making authority. If your employee engagement is working (in other words your employees are enjoying working for you), then your employer brand will grow, as will your reputation with customers. Improve employee engagement by starting the right conversations between line managers and their teams. Take the first step and download: The HR professional’s guide to conversational leadership Download now Keeping employees engaged and motivated is becoming more complex and more important to organisational competitiveness. The value of social or informal learning – often peer-based – is well- recognised through models such as 70:20:10. Engaged, happier employees can be as much as 45% more productive than those who are not. 55%More than half of employees (55%) believe trust is a key contributor to job satisfaction. £340 Yet it is estimated employee disengagement costs the UK economy billion a year. 70%of organisations are now in the process of rethinking how they chart and review their employees’ progress and engagement. Organisational competitiveness is achieved through employee engagement, the confidence to bring new ideas to the table, trust in leaders and strong relationships with customers. The Right Conversation