Taking Action on Feedback from Employees

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Feb 25, 2019

Being a good leader doesn’t happen by luck. It happens because those individuals have a strong sense of self-awareness, and seek input and feedback from not just their boss and their peers, but even more importantly, their employees.

I always urge leaders to try this if it’s not part of the way they work, and they’re often surprised by how honest and considerate the feedback is that they get.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Feedback/Trust

A Simple Employee Collaboration Tip You'll Flip Over

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Feb 20, 2019

Have something you want to get your employees’ input on? Post a question on a flip chart in your department or office, provide Post-its, and watch the ideas grow. It’s an informal focus group of sorts, where employees will periodically revisit the question and ideas, leading to great collaboration in real time (and without meeting!). Working virtually? Create a shared online whiteboard. 

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Tags: Employee Engagement

The 9 Key Benefits of an Engaged Workforce

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Feb 18, 2019

Even though improving employee engagement has been a common goal for many organizations for decades, employees aren’t feeling it. In fact, the lack of workforce engagement remains one of most persistent organizational challenges in business today. 

According to the most recent statistics from the Gallup Organization, only 13 percent of worldwide employees are engaged. In the U.S., under a third of all employees are engaged, a number that’s been relatively stagnant for many years. That’s a whole lot of employees who aren’t interested in making their organizations stronger and more valuable. 

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Tags: Employee Engagement

5 Tips to Engage Your Employees in Company Strategy

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Feb 04, 2019

Ready to create, revise or revamp your company strategy? If you’re like many organizations today, that process starts and stops with a small group of executives working through mounds of data, then drawing on their own business instincts to draw up a plan. 

While that may seem like the fastest and smartest way to arrive on a strategy, I’ve seen that process fail many times in my work advising companies. In essence, the process ends far too soon, and is too limited in scope. Leaders end up paying lip service to proper alignment and communication of their strategy. They put all their resources into building their strategic plan in relative isolation, then drop off when it comes to investing in its future. 

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

Help Employees Get to Know You With These Tips

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Jan 30, 2019

When you ask employees, they want to be able to connect with their leader—today more than ever before. Employees want to know what you have to say; they also want to know what you stand for.

Here are some tips to help your employees get to know you:

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

One Question You Need to Answer for Every Employee

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Dec 10, 2018

Know your audience and speak to them. Great leaders inspire employees to action by giving them feelings of significance, community, and excitement.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Internal Communication, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

How to Share Recognition with Your Employees

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Aug 14, 2018

It’s a question I often get from leaders: “Do I need to praise someone on my team for ‘just doing his or her job?’”

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Tags: Employee Engagement

Expectations About Communication That Every Employee Must Know

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Apr 30, 2018

Communication is a contact sport. You need to play to win. For communication to flow effectively, it needs to be a two-way street, and requires active participation. Said another way, communication is something you do with people not to people.

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Tags: Employee Engagement

Recognition That Motivates: 3 Must-Have Components

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Jan 08, 2018

When thinking about employee communications, one of the first things that often comes to mind is channels for conveying messages and mechanisms for gathering feedback. That said, how might employee recognition help you drive further engagement on your team?

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Feedback/Trust

Are You Improving Communication? Measure from Employees’ Perspectives

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Nov 15, 2017

Leaders are hungry for data to make business decisions on everything from new products and services to whether or not to enter a new market. Yet when it comes to organizational health and employee engagement, many fail to measure what’s working and what’s not.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Communication Skills

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