Most Recent Articles on Employee Engagement

8 Successful Tips For Connecting with Hard-to-Reach Employees

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Apr 05, 2021

With so many of us working remotely, sometimes feeling connected 24/7, it may be hard to believe that there are employees who are hard to reach with communication. Yet many organizations have important stakeholders with limited visibility to senior leaders, or even to their supervisors. These individuals may be constantly on the move away from their home base, on a production floor without phone or email access, or be part of a global organization that has team members literally in different worlds—across various continents, cultures, and time zones.

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5 Simple Yet Powerful Steps to Show Your Employees You Care About Them

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Mar 15, 2021

Now more than ever, leaders play a pivotal role in connecting, calming and inspiring their teams. Even as you and your organization are challenged during this time of uncertainty and change, employees also have a lot on their minds, and often a mix of emotions about themselves, their families and their work situation. A little empathy and thoughtful communication can go a long way to help employees know you care.

Here are some simple, yet powerful, steps you can take to show employees they are cared for:

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Delegate and Grow Ambassadors to Build Employee Engagement

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Mar 03, 2021

The employee engagement journey is a continuous one and isn’t the result of an “event”. You must work every day at it, and when employees see you making that extra effort, they’ll do the same.

Here are two tips that you can work on today to help you drive engagement:

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How to Create Line of Sight for Your Employees

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Feb 22, 2021

To drive engagement, help employees personalize strategy and understand how they fit in.

I've written before about research from a myriad of sources that shows that employees overall don’t understand company strategy. Said another way, they don’t get how they fit in. And that’s a missed opportunity.

This “fit” is often called line of sight. Put simply, line of sight means that employees can see the connection between their goals and the organization’s goals.

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5 Must-Do Steps to Share Expectations With Your Team

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Jan 25, 2021

You’re off and running in the New Year. Deadlines are looming. You’re busy planning and setting responsibilities. With so much going on every day, are you forgetting to share your expectations with your employees? Are you simply assuming your staff understands what you expect of them?

Increase Your Employees' Chances of Success

My Mom used to say to me, “I’m not a mind reader. You need to communicate with me. You might think I know what you’re thinking, but I don’t.” Many leaders often think they’ve shared their expectations with employees, but unless you’ve taken a moment in time when you share your list of expectations in a formal way, you’re reducing your employees’ chances of success.

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Engage with Your Employees on a Personal Level

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Jan 04, 2021

It’s a common misperception that great leaders rarely reveal their humanity. Instead, I think there are simply some leaders who are detached from their team and their role as a leader (some might say that’s a leadership “sin”).

Most influential leaders understand that connecting on a personal level with employees is critical to their success, so why not do it?

Learn About Your Employees Lives

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6 Tips to Help Employees Grow and Develop

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Dec 16, 2020

Taking an active role in the development of your team demonstrates confidence and concern for the future of the organization. It also gives employees feelings of significance, community, and value.

When you create a culture in which employees can reach their goals and know their thoughts and insights are appreciated, you boost productivity, morale, and engagement.

Put these six tips into practice to help employees grow:

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How to Make Time to Disconnect from Email Over Your Holiday Break

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Dec 02, 2020

Like many of you, I’m starting to prepare for my holiday break (away from work!), with my family. And while traditional year-end vacations may be canceled, it doesn’t mean you need to continue working. After a year like this one, we all deserve some time to recharge, even if that means extra time at home to catch up on our favorite TV shows.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Email In The Workplace, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

13 Leadership Quotes to Inspire You and Your Employees

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Nov 02, 2020

When employees are engaged and inspired, they can move mountains—driving productivity, business growth, and the success of your organization as a whole.

Effective leaders understand that it’s their job to connect with employees and fulfill their need to feel inspired and valued at work. They also understand that the only way to get things done and move a business forward is through their greatest asset—employees.

We’ve put together a list of 13 leadership quotes to help inspire you to engage and motivate your employees every day:

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L’Oréal’s Return-to-Office Hits Some Snags: How to Avoid HR and Communication Blunders as Companies Enter the Next Stage of Pandemic Plans

Posted by David Grossman on Thu, Aug 06, 2020

Calling all HR, PR and Internal Communications professionals…there’s got to be a better way.

Reading this CNN article about L’Oréal and their return-to-office efforts made my heart race. At a time when the stakes are so high for companies to help employees navigate through change and demonstrate leadership, this narrative feels like the company is missing huge opportunities for connection, engagement and growth that could be the silver lining of the pandemic.

If we could roll the clocks back to make better decisions that align with company values, here’s what we’d recommend:

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Tags: Employee Engagement, COVID-19 Communications