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Monday, January 22, 2007

Creating An Engaged Workforce - Part II

As much as 70% of a typical company's workforce is not "engaged." They drift, sometimes aimlessly, wasting time and valuable resources.

Much of this starts as a result of not understanding the organization's strategy (mission, vision, values, strategic position).

Employees also get disengaged when they can't understand their everyday activities relative to the organization's stated goals.

An alignment of an individual's daily plan and the goals of the organization are required to engage the workforce.

Items to consider in this engaged workforce plan include:

  • Individual goal setting (the Individual Plan)
  • Prioritizing daily activities
  • Measuring progress and performance
  • Performance appraisals
  • 360 Feedback surveys

BOTTOMLINE: Technology makes all of this much simpler. One such approach is the Six Disciplines Activity Management System - a single integrated system to help engage the entire workforce of a company (not just the top level).

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