Three-minute postcard: How to actually improve employee engagement, not just pester your people with another survey

Let’s talk about something we all know is one of the top drivers of organizational performance: employee engagement.

We all know we need engaged employees (the data is overwhelming), but so often all we do to engage them is a once-a-year survey that goes nowhere and has no effect. And that, my friends, is actually an incentive to disengagement. It tells your people that what they think doesn’t matter.

What to do instead? Well, we’ve put together three things to remember about any engagement program – and how to think about your engagement activities as a holistic cycle. Read on, and let us know what you think!


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Missed the first six parts of the series?

Part 5.2: so you’ve got a people strategy. um, now what?
Part 5: your people are where it’s at. but do you have a people strategy for them?
Part 4: how to make sure your structure is built for good, not evil.
Part 3: a culture-powered strategy eats pretty much anything it wants – like the competition.
Part 2: it’s better to be aligned to an OK strategy than to have a great strategy that nobody’s aligned to.
Part 1: toto, we’re not in a high-growth economy anymore.

PeopleFirm is a management and HR consulting firm dedicated to helping you achieve that ultimate win-win: inspired people driving inspiring performance. We focus on effective tools, measurable outcomes, real results, and getting your people out of their seats and engaged in your company’s growth.

We use people strategy, talent management, organizational performance, and change management, to help you partner with your people to build an organization that excels in today’s new world of work. People are your last competitive frontier. Make them count.

Your people = your success.