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Monday, August 20, 2007

Getting Your Workforce Engaged

Management Issues has a recent post on employee engagement entitled "What to do when the thrill is gone..."

Their premise?

  • Underperforming and disengaged employees impact and infect the entire organization and many of those within it in a variety of ways, all of them negative.
  • When an employee performs and produces and the organization fails to do so, employees become disillusioned and tend to settle for a less-is-more mindset when it comes to work and working. Disengagement results.

So, what can managers actually do on a day-to-day basis to build a more engaged workforce?

  • Show mutual respect
  • Hold one another accountable
  • Contribute and participate
  • Recognize and reward effort
  • Live the values of the organization

Read the entire article here.

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