The Four Enablers

The Four Enablers

Although there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach and no master model for successful employee engagement, four common themes emerged from David MacLeod and Nita Clarke’s extensive research captured in Engaging For Success. Taken together, they include many of the key elements that go to make successful employee engagement.

These four enablers of engagement have proved to be useful lenses which can help organisations assess the effectiveness of their approaches.

narrative

Strategic Narrative

Visible, empowering leadership providing a strong strategic narrative about the organisation, where it’s come from and where it’s going.

managers

Engaging Managers

Engaging managers who focus their people and give them scope, treat their people as individuals and coach and stretch their people.

voice

Employee Voice

Employee voice throughout the organisations, for reinforcing and challenging views, between functions and externally. Employees are seen not as the problem, rather as central to the solution, to be involved, listened to, and invited to contribute their experience, expertise and ideas.

integrity

Integrity

Organisational integrity – the values on the wall are reflected in day to day behaviours. There is no ‘say –do’ gap. Promises made and promises kept, or an explanation given as to why not.

Cathy Brown, Executive Director or Engage For Success (8 minutes 15 seconds)

David Macleod, co-Founder of Engage For Success (8 minutes 45 seconds)