Most Recent Articles on Employee Engagement

The “Great Divide:” 2 “Classes” of Employees?

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Oct 13, 2021

Has the pandemic created two classes of employees – those who can work from home and those who can’t? Separate and unequal?

For those who had an option to work from home, video calls quickly became the norm, and for many, so did keeping the kids occupied and helping with homework in between calls. This new arrangement offered opportunities and challenges they never anticipated.

Employee Mindset Shift

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Holy Shift: The “Great Resignation” is On

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Oct 11, 2021

Call it the "Great Resignation,” “Tsunami Turnover,” or “Big Quit.” By any name, it describes the unprecedented shift companies are experiencing due to a staggering transformation of the American workforce.

Employee Resignation Studies Point to the Workplace

And as recent data shows from multiple studies, as well as our experience with clients, it’s a workplace issue.

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Is Your Leadership Mindset Outdated? Do You Ensure Good Comes First? - Guest Blogger S. Chris Edmonds

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Sep 29, 2021

Business leaders across the globe are coming to an unexpected—and undesirable—realization: Their work cultures suck.

Of course, we can’t and shouldn’t label all company cultures as toxic. But the odds are good they’re not ideal and are less than inspiring. In many organizations, poor company culture is the root cause of low employee engagement, poor retention rates of key employees, low productivity, and many more undesirable outcomes.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Guest Bloggers, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

Want to Retain Your Employees? Do This One Thing.

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Sep 15, 2021

Employees are on the move. A recent US Pulse Survey from PwC found that 65% of employees are looking for a new job. What’s more, 88% of executives surveyed said they are seeing higher turnover than normal.

The top four reasons, in order, that employees say they’re looking:

  1. Wages/salaries
  2. Benefits
  3. Career advancement
  4. Flexibility
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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Communication, Heart First Leadership

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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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

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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