Show #156: Employee Engagement Confusion Reigns at the Top
Employee engagement: a subject of much debate, confusion and occasionally, derision. Ambiguous. Over-complicated. Siloed. Yet, consistently executed in the right way and combined with enablement and empowerment, it’s a sure-fire way to achieve competitive advantage and business success.
Many businesses, however, are still overcomplicating the ‘people stuff’, at the heart of which engagement, enablement and empowerment lies. In a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous climate, many are still fighting to keep their heads above water; implementing ‘tick box strategies’; ‘running initiatives’ in isolation and consigning much needed action to the ‘too difficult box’.
Engagement is not dealt with via a survey, having a lovely office environment or some great benefits. It’s a way of life, an all encompassing, on-going blueprint for 21st Century business says today’s guest, Jane Sunley.
With experience as a CEO, employer and expert in employee engagement, Jane shares her views on why so many businesses still fail to get engagement right. She reveals some of the more startling findings from Purple Cubed’s recent study of C-Suite leaders and employees from across the UK and provides her thoughts on where businesses should focus their people strategies.
Host: Jo Dodds