SOME SOLID THINKING ABOUT ENGAGEMENT FROM "FAST COMPANY"

Click here for a Fast Company article titled: “5 Ways How Leaders Achieve Genuine Employee Engagement”.  Once you get past the horrific syntax in that title, you’ll find some genuine  and worthwhile insight.  Here are the first few paragraphs to whet your appetite:

"While general employee satisfaction is important, employee engagement is not about delivering a slew of eclectic activities. When done well, it zones in on what really motivates high-potential people to remain with their employer, deliver innovative products, or go above and beyond in customer service.

Research has revealed a strong link between personal learning and motivation. As highlighted in Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2015 study, Deckers Outdoor—the maker of Ugg footwear—considers 'all learning programs to be programs to engage people and drive the corporate culture.' The company has one of the lowest turnover rates in the industry. 

But without an environment of trust, all the effort that goes into creating effective learning programs may well be for naught.  As a leader, when you combine learning and development with a culture of trust, the results are a high performing, highly engaged workforce."

JG