Most Recent Articles on Employee Engagement

15 Leadership Quotes to Inspire You and Your Employees

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Sep 18, 2019

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.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

10 Best Ways to Engage and Connect With Employees

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Aug 26, 2019

Great leaders don’t just manage employees; they make sure employees are motivated, engaged and inspired when coming to work. Overlooking these principles can result in disengagement, loss of valuable employees, increased anxiety and poor decision making, among others.  

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Communication

The Importance of Having a Strong Company Purpose

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Aug 12, 2019

There’s no question that a sense of purpose and a clear vision are taking on greater importance in the workforce today.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Communication

Employee Engagement and the Communicator’s Role

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Jul 08, 2019

Achieving trust, credibility and especially engagement is the ultimate prize for employers, now more than ever. Communications and communicators play a key role in the engagement process. Great communication can engage employees if it cuts through the clutter to speak directly to them, and no one is better positioned than communicators to know how to connect effectively with employees.

The Communicator's Role

First, employers and communicators must recognize that employee engagement is a two-way street, and furthermore that engagement is a gift an employee gives to an organization—that can be freely given or withheld at any time. It is up to these leaders to accept responsibility for (as they will reap the benefits of) making it that way.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Face-to-Face Communication

4 Ways to Engage Your Front-line Employees

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Jun 26, 2019

If you feel the only way to really know what’s going on at the front lines of your company is to go undercover, there’s something wrong. Leaders should not be in the dark about the interface between their front-line employees and customers.

Here are 4 ways to get to know your front-line employees, what motivates them, and how to get them to be highly valued brand ambassadors:

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

Help Employees Relate to Your Company Strategy and Theme

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Jun 19, 2019

I heard an interesting comparison recently. When you see people on the street talking to themselves, they are often classified as “insane.” Yet what do we call it when we talk to ourselves inside organizations? “Marketing or communications.” 

Speak WITH Your Employees to Ensure Your Strategy Resonates

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Communication Skills, Storytelling

Make the Communication Vacuum Work for You

Posted by David Grossman on Tue, Jun 11, 2019

The “communication vacuum” fills whether you want it to or not. Some call it the grapevine or the rumor mill; others call it hearsay. No matter what you call it, it can be problematic and distracting.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Communication Skills

Improving Employee Engagement Through Better Communications

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Jun 03, 2019

A proven formula for organizational success involves employee engagement, which we define as the emotional connection people have with work, which leads to discretionary effort – extra time, energy, brainpower, a willingness to take on a stretch assignment, and more. In other words, engaged employees are highly motivated to help an organization achieve its goals. And multiple research studies show that companies with engaged employees have better financial results. 

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Communication

Employee Disengagement and the Warning Signs to Look For

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, May 29, 2019

Disengaged employees have a staggering effect on business. Studies have shown that lower productivity has an estimated economic impact in the U.S. of $483 billion to $605 billion per year, while increased workplace injury, illness, turnover, absence and fraud have an even higher economic impact, according to Gallup. This is felt around the world at a global level, but it also has very personal and immediate effects on organizations, departments, teams and, as a result, individual employees.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Communication

Two-Way Communication: 4 Tips for a More Engaged Workplace

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Apr 29, 2019

You know the reality – employees who are highly engaged in their work perform better than their less-committed counterparts and boost the organization’s bottom line.

One of the most critical elements to employee engagement is two-way communication in the workplace. You might wonder why I add the words two-way to my description since it’s inherent in the definition, yet in consulting with leaders I continue to see a lot of communication that actually is information, since it lacks back and forth that’s critical to communication, among other problems.

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Tags: Employee Engagement

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