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In this April edition of the Employee Engagement Center Newsletter, I’m excited to share insights from our research as well as discussions with Research Fellows of The Engagement Institute (TEI). And, at the end, a big announcement!
First, directly from the executives who were at last month’s (TEI) meeting, here are some lessons learned from their recent initiatives:
- When rolling out an employee engagement initiative, don’t overlook the critical importance of a change management plan. Employees can be impacted in unexpected ways.
- At one organization, because the flex-work policies were quietly added over time and inconsistently applied, there was an impact on the level of employee engagement. After consulting key stakeholders, the organization did a re-launch to make sure that all understood the policy and that managers were supported through equitable usage.
- When HRBPs asked for the lowest-ranked managers in their division from the last engagement survey, one executive chose to respond with the highest and lowest-ranking managers, so that HRBPs could consider pairing them to improve the behaviors and actions of the lower-ranking managers through influence, not coercion.
Additional insights from our latest work in the DNA of Engagement series is below. And, finally, save the date! We’ll hold the 2018 Employee Engagement and Experience Summit in Las Vegas on October 18 & 19. Details regarding speakers, panelists, and site visits to engagement exemplars to come! Please plan to join us!