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>Consulting Without a Survey Is Like Brain Surgery Without a CAT Scan

11/15/10

>I have joined an Employee Engagement forum in which seemingly successful consultants blog about the importance of motivating employees so they, as a unit, will perform their duties in a way that delights their customer and results in greater profitability. The responses I have read cause me to fall off my chair! The only analogy …

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>Why Should YOU Care About Employee Engagement?

10/19/10

>ANSWER: It’s good for business!! It directly impacts shareholder return, financial improvement and competitive advantage. You must read 1. Before you read 2.1. Making the Business Case for an Employee Engaged Culture:

Hewitt research found a 63% differential in total shareholder return for companies with high employee engagement vs. those with low engagement:“Organizations with high levels …

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>Don’t Count Your Fortunes Yet, if You’re Drinking the Kool Aid that Employee Engagement is the Path to Fortunes!

09/30/10

>Employee Engagement is the new buzz by the water coolers outside the HR director’s office. The statistics and research blogs are coming in fast and furious from Google that organizations that seemingly have a high, measured, level of employee engagement are vastly outperforming those organizations not engaged. Hogwash!!! Stop drinking the kool aid!!! That’s only …

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>STEP 2- Critical Success Factors: "How Do You Get There?"

07/23/10

>After the Main Thing has been defined, the next question is “how do you get there?” This brainstorming exercise is best served by people talking to each other to really understand the essential, critical success factors (CSFs)to accomplish the mission of the “Main Thing” and be filtered downward. This is what is called Vertical Alignment. …

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>STEP 1- Main Thing: What is it? – The Leaders Responsibility

07/23/10

>The starting point is making sure the leader has established and articulated a “Main Thing” and everyone knows about It. A Main Thing might also be coined, as what “an amazing win” looks like for that leader. Usually it’s about profitability, growth or meeting customers 100% satisfaction levels. It might be linked to building organic …

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>HI-Performing Organizations and Engagement

07/21/10

>Employee engagement is a precursor to developing a hi performance culture. In a study of 2,178 business units from 10 companies, research evidenced that workforce engagement predicted levels of performance. Harter,J.K., Schmidt (2005, August). Employee engagement and business unit performance: A longitudinal meta-analytic study of casual direction. If employee engagement is formulated by the local …

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>What Makes a Hi-Performing Organization

07/21/10

>Organizations need to create higher performing workforce cultures, coupled with a new competency of nimbleness, if they expect to continue creating value for their shareholders. A high- performance organization is one where all departments are in sync, working together, and aligned with each other so as to provide to their customers the very best, on …

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>Make your surveys worth while

06/08/10

>Virtually every business in the world does some type of data collection for information as to how well their business is being run. This billion dollar business is growing, while the economy is shrinking.

99.9 % of competitors deliver bar charts or line charts with trend line and then call that market research data to be …

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