Employee Engagement Blogs

Read our employee engagement blog to get useful management tips, articles and thought leadership ideas for you and your managers.

How do you motivate sales people and set the right targets?

How do you motivate sales people?  Tradition holds that money is the way.  Forget all the research showing high-value rewards make people stupid, reduce productivity and encourage dishonesty – sales…

What’s the problem with human psychology at work?

Across the world, managers are sitting with their heads in their hands asking: Why?  What is it about human psychology at work that makes my life so difficult?  Why isn’t she…

How To Motivate A Team

How To Motivate A Team People put 100% effort into free-time activities, but how do you get that commitment in the workplace? The activities we love have a number of…

Team leadership and employee engagement

What is team leadership and how do leaders nurture employee engagement? For leadership to work, the leader has to be someone the others will follow. So how do you become…

Negative feedback and Employee Engagement

When is it right to give negative feedback, if you want to preserve employee engagement?  Here’s a humdinger of a problem – you want your people to learn from their…

What is the current state of employee engagement

I hate the way the word ‘around’ is used, even in official documents, when basic work has not been done. “We’re doing some work ‘around’ x at the moment” often…

Why do team leaders lose credibility, and what does this do to staff engagement?

In a group of human beings leadership is not fixed.  It passes automatically to whoever the group sense will best help them get their needs met at the time.  It…

Employee Engagement : How Is It Defined?

It’s official – employee engagement is low, and getting worse.  If your company is able to work out how to improve it your employees put in more effort, are more…

Employee Engagement – 1 in 3 Are Truly Engaged!

Did you know that social media use at work costs employers over 2.25 Billion dollars a year in lost productivity?  Or that employees who smoke are away from their workstations…

What is staff engagement and why is it such a mystery?

Browse the web for ideas on ‘staff engagement’ or ‘how to motivate a team’ and you’ll come across a lot of phrases like ‘discretionary effort’ – the extra enthusiasm and…

What do the Olympics tell us about what motivates people?

Of all the thousands of hours of broadcasting and millions of words written about the 2012 Olympic Games, I think one paragraph stands out as having something really important to…

Throw out the annual review and improve employee engagement

One thing that stands out from our discussions with employees is the near-universal dread of the annual performance review.  And many managers hate it as well.  ‘The annual rigmarole of…