The Unfulfilled Promise of Employee Engagement
With all the talk about employee engagement – why aren’t we doing a better job with engaging employees?
Employee engagement first appeared as a concept in the 1990s and then gained traction as a practice in the 2000s, yet we aren’t seeing much growth in the numbers. Gallup has been tracking engagement for the last 15 years and the numbers have stayed consistent. According to their comprehensive surveys 32 percent of US workers feel engaged in the workplace while only 13 percent of workers worldwide feel engaged.
So why aren’t the numbers moving? And what can we, as social leaders do about it? What can we change?
#SocialLeader chat is ready to take on these questions tonight at 8pm ET. Take a sneak peek at the others we will be asking:
Q1: Despite all the buzz around employee engagement, stats show no improvement over the last decade. Why? #SocialLeader
Q2: With low engagement and an employee-friendly job market, how are organizations at risk of losing talent? #SocialLeader
Q3: What role does alignment of personal purpose with company mission play in how employees feel & perform? #SocialLeader
Q4: How is technology improving employee commitment to a company? How can it contribute to the problem? #SocialLeader
Q5: Some say employee engagement is about building 1-on-1 relationships. How does a #SocialLeader find time to do that?
Q6: What is the downside of thoroughly engaged employees? When do we go from “engaged” to “burnout”? #SocialLeader
Q7: What leaders do you admire for inspiring others to do great work? What behaviors do you observe? #SocialLeader
Q8: You can change ONE thing in the workplace to dramatically improve employee engagement. What would it be? #SocialLeader
Join us tonight for this discussion that promises to be awesome. Here’s an easy tweet to share with your network to invite a friend: