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How the Best Places to Work are Nailing Employee Engagement

How the Best Places to Work are Nailing Employee Engagement | Engaging Staff to Excel | Scoop.it

How do the best places to work succeed at employee engagement?

 


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They understand what employees are thinking.

They create an intentional culture.

They demonstrate appreciation for contributions big and small.

They support career path development.

They engage in social interactions outside work.

They know how to communicate the organization’s stories.


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Graeme Reid's curator insight, March 4, 2014 6:35 PM

Some good examples of how some companies are dealing with employee engagement.  Some of the best answers are straight forward - recognition, open communication, integrity.

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, March 5, 2014 9:11 AM

Several hidden gems in here for engagement in any industry.  Determine to try one or two for your workplace - even if you only have volunteers who assist you.

Ali Anani's curator insight, March 6, 2014 12:50 AM

When Engagement is missing as evidenced by 70 percent of U.S. workers don’t like their job, creating an environment where many workers are emotionally disconnected from their workplace and less...what you do?

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Here comes my "thank you". Great content curation job, Susan!
Savyra Meyer's curator insight, May 22, 2014 10:10 AM

Always interested in distance education of any, any kind.

 

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Science of Engagement: the key is trust

Science of Engagement: the key is trust | Engaging Staff to Excel | Scoop.it

An understanding of some aspects of how the brain is ‘wired’ can help you to increase the likelihood of people being engaged at work and avoid creating situations that destroy engagement. There is no set of system in the brain that ensures people are engaged. It’s more complex than that but there are a number of areas that help and this series of articles - The Science of Engagement - will cover the science and the practical implications for creating an environment where people are more engaged.


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How does engaged feel? Employee engagement has the answer

How does engaged feel? Employee engagement has the answer | Engaging Staff to Excel | Scoop.it
When somebody engages you, what do you actually feel? It can be difficult to describe, but the employee engagement field can help. Learn to trigger these 4 feelings to become a more generous, inspiring speaker.

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The Dynamics of Workplace Bullying - People Development

The Dynamics of Workplace Bullying - People Development | Engaging Staff to Excel | Scoop.it
I don't think I have ever been in a work situation where there has not been at least some discussion about whether behaviours can be construed as bullying

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Coaching Through Change: Helping People Embrace Change

Coaching Through Change: Helping People Embrace Change | Engaging Staff to Excel | Scoop.it
Find out how to use coaching to get support for change. Includes coaching examples, and change coaching ideas and tips.

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Which Character Strengths Are Most Predictive of Well-Being?

Which Character Strengths Are Most Predictive of Well-Being? | Engaging Staff to Excel | Scoop.it
If you seek high well-being, your best bets are gratitude and love of learning

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Barbara Kerr's curator insight, August 4, 12:00 PM

Gratitude and love of learning have the highest correlation for well-being.  Lowest are prudence, judgment, and self-regulation. 

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The Research We’ve Ignored About Happiness at Work

The Research We’ve Ignored About Happiness at Work | Engaging Staff to Excel | Scoop.it
It doesn’t always make you more productive.

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Kudos's curator insight, August 5, 11:04 AM

I am always confused when people preach about happiness at work and that being the goal. I think they are missing the mark. Work is just one part of your overall level of happiness.  When people are happy at work it is usually because they are engaged.

 

Engagement is what we should strive for at work. As this article points out, if happiness is the goal there are lots of things that can go wrong. Focusing on happiness alone as the core measure can actually be counter productive. 

 

Sure we all want people to be happy at work but work is not everyones core purpose. For most people it is an means to an end. Money and security on your way to your dream job or financial freedom.

 

You are the master of your own destiny and happiness. The one thing that is in our control is how your choose to approach your work, no matter how mundane or challenging it may be. Seems like a cliche but it is the secret to happiness. 

 

The company can create an environment that has many of the elements to help a person be engaged but the individual must also contribute to their engagement. 

 

The amount you enjoy going to work and how much you choose to contribute will depend on many factors.

 

The leadership

The vision and purpose of the organization

Your manager

Your opportunity to grow and learn

The communication in the organization 

The connections you build with co-workers

If you feel valued, trusted and empowered

and if you want to invest yourself into your role

 

If your company gets most of these things right and or is making an effort to address these key drivers for engagement and you choose to invest yourself as well - you have a good chance to be happy, satisfied and engaged.

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Leading with Empathy - 'The Emotional Code'

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Every day we are confronted with choices; what are these choices? If we would like to overcomplicate the process we could say that we have a myriad of choices, but to simplify the choices we actual...

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JASON CAVNESS's curator insight, August 7, 11:23 AM

If you can put yourself in the shoes of your employees you will gain a better understanding of what motivates them.

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8 Types of Courage for Aspiring Leaders

8 Types of Courage for Aspiring Leaders | Engaging Staff to Excel | Scoop.it

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Stop Using Employee Friendships to Measure Engagement

Stop Using Employee Friendships to Measure Engagement | Engaging Staff to Excel | Scoop.it
Other metrics are more useful.

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, August 10, 12:30 PM

This is a critical discussion that needs to be had when discussing employee engagement. There are a lot of questions around this element that needs to be examined.

Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, August 10, 4:21 PM

This is a critical discussion that needs to be had when discussing employee engagement. There are a lot of questions around this element that needs to be examined.

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Take Charge of Your Professional Development

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Tips for helping yourself grow, even without your company’s support.

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Dr. Steven F. Simmons's curator insight, August 10, 7:13 AM

The end of summer beginning of fall always brings back the feeling of excitement for me of starting a new semester and the excitement of learning.  That excitement can get lost as we progress in our career, especially if the opportunity for formal professional development does not exist in your current organization.  This article is a good reminder of the fact that we are in charge of our own professional development and provides some good strategies for creating our own plan.  I have also attached a link to Saylor.org which offers free courses that can support your personal/professional development plan.  http://www.saylor.org/pathways/career-related-courses/

Marc Wachtfogel, PhD's curator insight, August 10, 11:55 AM

The end of summer beginning of fall always brings back the feeling of excitement for me of starting a new semester and the excitement of learning.  That excitement can get lost as we progress in our career, especially if the opportunity for formal professional development does not exist in your current organization.  This article is a good reminder of the fact that we are in charge of our own professional development and provides some good strategies for creating our own plan.  I have also attached a link to Saylor.org which offers free courses that can support your personal/professional development plan.  http://www.saylor.org/pathways/career-related-courses/

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Transforming Wellness Behaviors: The Buzz on Employee Engagement

Transforming Wellness Behaviors: The Buzz on Employee Engagement | Engaging Staff to Excel | Scoop.it
Studying turning points can provide insight into what makes behavioral changes more likely.

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Making The Case For Creating Meaningful Work

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Work/Life Survey from Philips North America reveals three key findings of what leaders need to address to create meaningful work for their employees.

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INTELLECTUAL , EMOTIONAL & SPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE

8.08.15 - YOGESH SHARDA, Personal Development trainer and workshop facilitator for over 20 years.

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What If You Are Not Engaged At Work? - Kevin Kruse

What If You Are Not Engaged At Work? - Kevin Kruse | Engaging Staff to Excel | Scoop.it
[TRANSCRIPT] What do you do if the person that’s disengaged is you? I’m Kevin Kruse and I love this question that got sent in. I’m going to let her remain anonymous and she wrote, “I just read your article on ‘what do you do about that one negative team member who just doesn’t want to get engaged?‘ This may be …

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Kudos's curator insight, August 17, 11:09 AM

Good video and thoughts if you have found yourself to be less the  engaged at work. 

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Leading with Emotional Intelligence: The Power of Empathy

Leading with Emotional Intelligence: The Power of Empathy | Engaging Staff to Excel | Scoop.it

e business community has embraced the concept of emotional intelligence and its importance ever since Daniel Goleman's best-selling book, Working with Emotional Intelligence(1998). The challenge is to demonstrate that such competencies significantly impact employee performance.

 

Ten Ways to Develop Empathy (read more) ...


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5 Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

5 Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Engaging Staff to Excel | Scoop.it

Time is money.

It's the one asset that we are all given each and every day. Yet many of us find it slips away so easily.

What can you really do to make better use of your time? The solution may be easier than you think. We tend to have the mindset that we have to do more to get more, but that's not always the case. There are many different ways you can manage yourself and your time in order to approach tasks with more efficiency.

By making slight tweaks to your behavior and the way you handle responsibilities, you can actually grow your business without simultaneously expanding your workload. Here are five simple ways to work smarter, not harder.


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Paul Macaulay's curator insight, August 4, 10:07 AM

Try these simple tips to increase your productivity--get more done in less time.

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Helen Stenhouse's curator insight, August 5, 10:15 PM

Try these simple tips to increase your productivity--get more done in less time!

Maurice Bretzfield's curator insight, August 6, 12:28 PM

Try these simple tips to increase your productivity--get more done in less time.

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Learning to Lead Without Authority

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What started off as an innocuous query from my leader soon became a chance to explore and grow myself as an individual contributor at a deeper leadership level -- someone who doesn't need a hierarchy, department or budget to make an organizational impact.

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Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, July 31, 10:38 AM

Really good article on "modern leadership"

Ali Anani's curator insight, August 2, 12:43 AM

The title reflects the content

Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, August 4, 8:57 AM

The title reflects the content

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The Four Damaging Myths About Employee Engagement

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If you aren't being this intentional about engagement, you aren't reaping the results. Worse, you may have fallen prey to one these four myths.

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Ian Berry's curator insight, August 5, 6:33 PM

I like the piece that engagement can't be outsourced Engagement is an outcome of relationships people have with fellow employees, bosses and other stakeholders

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40 Questions that Will Quiet Your Mind

40 Questions that Will Quiet Your Mind | Engaging Staff to Excel | Scoop.it
Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers… because asking the right questions is the answer. Here are 40 such questions that will help you quiet your mind and refocus your thoughts.

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Barbara Kerr's curator insight, August 6, 12:27 PM

These 40 simple but provocative questions (and photos) can help you remember what is important to you. Try this out!

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Cognitive Dissonance Removal Strategies: Harmful and Healthy Ways

Cognitive Dissonance Removal Strategies: Harmful and Healthy Ways | Engaging Staff to Excel | Scoop.it
Abusive relationships often reshape your entire belief system. If you are like most victims of narcissistic abuse, you experienced a distorted sense of reality throughout the majority of the relati...

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, August 8, 1:41 AM

This must be something like what an abused child goes through.

-Lon

George Curran, CADC's curator insight, August 8, 3:41 AM

This must be something like what an abused child goes through.

-Lon

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Six Things Real Leaders Don't Do (Like Boss People Around)

Six Things Real Leaders Don't Do (Like Boss People Around) | Engaging Staff to Excel | Scoop.it
Liz Ryan lays out six things that real leaders don't do (although plenty of fake and fearful managers do these things every day). Is your manager a real leader or a fake and fearful one? How about you?

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Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman Full Audiobook Unabridged

“Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we ...”


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A Better Way to Become A Better Person - Personal Growth

A Better Way to Become A Better Person - Personal Growth | Engaging Staff to Excel | Scoop.it
The whole premise of wanting to become a better person means we are in the completely wrong paradigm and whatever we do will filter through that paradigm

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, August 12, 3:04 AM

:-)))

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, August 12, 3:06 AM

:-))) I'm OK, you're OK... 

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Employee engagement and wellbeing

Employee engagement and wellbeing | Engaging Staff to Excel | Scoop.it
Many employers appreciate that an engaged workforce is likely to be a more productive one - does this impact upon a person’s overall wellbeing, and vice versa?

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How to Boldly Face Your Fear of Criticism

How to Boldly Face Your Fear of Criticism | Engaging Staff to Excel | Scoop.it

Many of my clients deal with a fear of criticism. I see it in several aspects of their lives. At work, people fear criticism from their managers and colleagues, so they keep quiet and don't share their opinions. They play it safe. At home, people fear that they'll be criticized by their spouse or partner, so they don't speak their mind. They back down when they sense conflict. In friendships, people often don't have boundaries because they fear that establishing them would lead to criticism or that they would be viewed as selfish.


Whatever the setting, it's this fear that keeps people stuck. For example, by not speaking up and not sharing your ideas, you'll never advance. People won't know your thoughts and will have no reason to recognize your worth and promote you.


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The Clear Thinking Partnership's curator insight, July 1, 5:27 AM

This continues to be a tricky area of performance for so many leaders.........

Michael Anderson's curator insight, July 1, 6:57 AM

A very positive article. Well worth reading.

Edwin Abdiel Rodz's curator insight, July 9, 2:13 PM

We all go through the fear of criticism.  Be it about your business, video or even your talent in general.  Fear in itself is a very paralyzing thing, but when it reaches the topic that will source your future it tends to be taking even more seriously than it really is. 


There's this phrase that really calmed me down when I launched my first android app and started receiving negative ratings (not even many... just 2 out of 50).  "Don't sweat it; you have knowledge now".  

Knowledge is the antidote of fear after all.  Criticism shouldn't become a fear because it's actual knowledge of something that could be modified.  


Here are a few tips of how to handle criticism correctly.    There's never any reason to be scared of criticism.