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Symposium 2019 Engagement Conference presentation


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Presentation on Opportunities for Innovation in Employee Engagement March 2019

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Symposium 2019 Engagement Conference presentation

  1. 1. Ten Innovations to Add Life to Your Engagement Strategy Jon Ingham Employee Engagement Summit 2019
  2. 2. Jon Ingham • Strategic HR / OD consultant • Former International HR Director for EY • Author of ‘The Social Organization’ (2017) • Co-author with Dave Ulrich of ‘Building Better HR Departments’ (2016) • Trainer for Symposium – Reward Strategies to Deliver Business Objectives – Creating Value through Employee Experience – Re-engineering Performance Management – Job Design for Good Work and Increased Productivity
  3. 3. Falling Engagement
  4. 4. Improving Context
  5. 5. Importance in New Context Current Level of Engagement Innovative opportunities (requirements?): 1&2 Be more strategic 3&4 Be more people centric 5&6 Be more focused by level of engagement 7&8 Be better at management 9&10 Be more digital (use of technology and approach)
  6. 6. 1. Be More Strategic Align Engagement with Your Culture / Organisation Capabilities Horizontal Pro Sports Team Network Jazz Band Heirarchical / Functional Relay Race Community Family Internal Perspective External Perspective Work done by People People Doing Work
  7. 7. 2. Be More Strategic Develop Conceptual / Analytical Understanding
  8. 8. 3. Be More People Centric Focus on Employee Experience via Journey Maps etc
  9. 9. 4. Be More People Centric Embed Employee Expectations as an Initial Objective Divergent thinking Convergent thinking Identify options, pros and cons Implement solutions And manage trade- offs Review & enhance Business strategy Organisation capabilities, principles and employee expectations
  10. 10. 5. Be More Focused Focus on Employee Segments or Individuals Fixed pay Variable (at risk) Benefits Career support Education support Time off
  11. 11. 6. Be More Focused Focus on Groups and Networks rather than just Individuals
  12. 12. 7. Be Better at Management Explore Different Management Options • Dual career streams • Self management • Choosing own manager • Split project and career management • Reduce power and pay differentials • etc
  13. 13. 8. Be Better at Management Involve in, rather than Direct, Change
  14. 14. HR professionals think technology is key to employee engagement (14 March) 9. Be More Digital Use Technology for Self Management, Organisational Action, Monitoring and Analysis
  15. 15. 10. Be More Digital Engage all Categories of Worker in New Digital World of Work
  16. 16. For Further Information About me: My consultancy: “Strategic HCM”: / “The Social Organisation”: Social media:, Email:, phone: 07904 185134
  17. 17. Links • cultures-help-explain-productivity-woes.aspx 1. 3. maps/ 4. 7. content/uploads/2016/09/WhyLeadershipIndustryFailing_SIOP2013. pdf 8. 9. technology-is-key-to-employee-engagement/115283 10. of-museum-salaries