Lewis Garrad

29
Nov

Difficult and Dirty Questions About Employee Engagement

A highly engaged team performs better, doesn’t it? For so many people the question mark at the end of that sentence seems inappropriate. So much energy has been spent building business cases and talking to leaders about this, that confronting it as a question rather than a statement seems risky. But as the HR profession has started to challenge its

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1
Oct

Correcting the Grammar of Employee Engagement

When you talk about Employee Engagement, are you using the word “Engagement” as an adjective or a verb? Perhaps you’ll say that you use it as both at the same time? This might seem like a facetious question but it’s important. When we use the term interchangeably we underestimate the fundamental differences between the two definitions, which influences how we

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21
Aug

3 Mistake You’ll Make When Promoting Leaders

This article first appeared on Human Resources Online We often consider the best leaders to be those who are inquisitive; they come up with ideas, ask lots of questions and dig into the details. We might think of this person as someone who has a dominant personality, who isn’t afraid to make tough decisions and who would be described as “ambitious”, “driven” and

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19
Aug

Stop asking me if I’m engaged at work if you don’t care

Right now we’re seeing a surge in on-demand pulse surveys in many organisations. Improvements in technology have dramatically lowered the bar for collecting employee feedback and reporting it back to managers. We are really excited about these innovations and huge advocates for ensuring a regular cadence of employee feedback. However, we are also very thoughtful about their implications. The reason

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26
May

The Secret Sauce to Motivate your Workforce

Originally posted by Organisation Solutions Pte Ltd. In 2011, a group of economists from Stanford University in the USA conducted a study into how individual managers impact the productivity of teams. They accessed more than 5.5 million transactions from a data processing company to analyse how supervisors across more than 23,000 employees influenced group performance. Looking at the data they

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5
May

We Are What We Repeatedly Do

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” I wish I could take responsibility for saying that but the truth is that it’s a very well documented idea that is credited to Aristotle more than 2,000 years ago. Admittedly, he probably didn’t write it exactly like that because he was in ancient Greece.

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5
Aug

Building Resilience and Engagement in a Rapidly Changing Environment

Originally posted by Organisation Solutions Pte Ltd. Many agree that the 21st century business and economic environment is characterised by change. High-growth markets, financial crisis, technological advances and even rapidly evolving demographics (like the aging workforce) are happening simultaneously. These changes and others have seen the emergence of concepts like VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous), which are now widely

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