How Can Being There For Remote Teams Help With Engagement?
A team is best accustomed to a work environment when it sees the boss roaming around the office, checking up on work, and the people in general. As an employee, that seems to be the only indication that everything is alright. Things are functioning as they should, all is fine in the world. But this […]
The lockdown saw enormous disruption to businesses, how they operate and where their staff actually were, as many moved from office to home working. Enabling this transformation meant companies needed to focus on listening to their people to engage with them and successfully improve their working experience. As we now move towards a more open […]
It is a huge pleasure to meet Nick in person having followed him on Twitter for a number of years. Arriving at the Thomson Reuters offices at Canary Wharf (having crossed the Capital from my office in a Victorian nursing accommodation block in Paddington), I feel that I have not only crossed the city but […]
Mid-way through the recent Kent Digital Awards (June 2017) the room silenced as a large screen flashed up the question ‘What does recognition mean to you?’ There followed a series of short, snappy interviews during which the previous winners explained what recognition means to them. Intrigued by their answers, I listened as one after another […]
At the heart of any great business is a team of hardworking, reliable individuals – who help ensure that everything moves forwards smoothly and with ease. Networks of colleagues rely on each other wholly, so often all it takes is for one person to be off for the whole workforce to be out of sync. […]
Decades ago, it was hard for co-workers in an office to do informal collaboration. Why? Their work spaces were divided by formal offices—walls and doors. That’s one of the reasons that office designers came up with the open office plan: It was thought to increase creativity and sharing by enabling co-workers to bounce ideas off […]
A quiet office can be a sign of an efficient workforce – but it can also mean people aren’t communicating effectively. In the modern workplace, collaboration is key. But how can you break the silence and encourage people to talk to each other? The Death of Small Talk explores how we can revitalise office chatter and […]
Work-life balance as a concept has been around since the mid-1980s. The idea behind it is to build awareness so people can achieve an appropriate balance between work and life so they can be happy, healthy and fulfilled. The importance of this balance is often paired with messages about how people should spend time doing […]
Employee Engagement Trends Businesses are realising that their human resources (HR) departments have the power to contribute and influence much more than what was previously believed. The buzz around Employee Engagement efforts such as company events and activities demonstrates that HR departments have the potential of giving employees so much more than just great vibes. […]
I first met Francis Goss in 2012, when he was Head of Employee Engagement at Grass Roots. I’d just started in the role of Head of Engagement and Internal Comms for an aerospace business and was busy planning their first ever leadership conference, with employee engagement as its theme. After spending a day at […]
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