Why 'going back' to the office is the wrong language and possibly the wrong choice for employee engagement

In preparing workers to go back to work after COVID-19 some workplaces are giving out negative messages about the employee experience that workers are going back to, whilst others are using language and behaviours to engage their people. What is the difference, and which kind of workplace are you leading, or working in? Our waste wheel process can help identify and embrace the change needed for workers to return to better ways of working than those they are used to. [More]

If we could just get managers talking with their people

So many times we hear people and culture teams exasperated that they can't get managers to have meaningful conversations with their teams. They won't make time for check in's, they don't connect the work to purpose, they don't have an interest in what makes their people tick. The list goes on. The truth is this isn't one conversation, it's many and managers need tools to equip them to approach people leadership topics without fear. We've found that 9 modes of interaction are needed to support the kinds of conversations that you want to happen in your workplace. [More]

Are sterile goals preventing viral employee engagement?

When it comes to inspiring people through goals, the old approach of setting SMART goals often misses the key to engaging staff with goals.
If you align the persons life goals and strengths to the needs of the organisation, you end in a much better place of buy-in.
Think of it as needs and strengths alignment, not goal alignment and you can take a SMARTER approach to your goal setting process. [More]