How to Engage Employees - Part 6

What does a high engagement workplace do differently from other places?

According to an article in the Kalamazoo Gazette, Gallup has just awarded its second annual Great Workplace Awards to Stryker Corp. and Borgess Health for "making employee engagement a way of life."

Here are some of the practices mentioned:

~ specialized training for managers on how to coach and foster engagement
~ communicating clear expectations to each employee
~ emphasis on seeking employees' ideas for innovation
~ training for employees
~ measuring and tracking engagement scores

No "rocket science" here, folks. Just plain "blocking and tackling" Management 101.

The lesson from this story: to foster a high engagement workplace, get back to the basics. . . and get good at them.

Posted by Terrence Seamon, April 6, 2008

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