New data suggests employee engagement levels have been flat or declining in the last five years despite strong efforts to drive them. Still, the payoff attainable from a highly-engaged workforce means the focus is unlikely to fade (Gallup, Aon/Hewitt). That leaves many leadership teams asking themselves some tough questions. Could, in fact, the emphasis be on the wrong components of the employee experience?
Conventional wisdom says that engagement hinges on an employee’s direct supervisor. But the most recent research (Deloitte, Dale Carnegie, Aon) instead suggests that confidence in senior leaders steering the organizational culture in a direction that’s aligned with the employee’s personal values now has a greater influence. Today’s employees see, hear and experience much more than what comes through their own manager, and they are making their engagement decisions (consciously and unconsciously) based on the performance of the broader leadership team, inclusive of every level.
This session will help leaders learn how to:
- Create a safe environment for individuals at every level by modeling and supporting trusting relationships
- Develop other leaders who care about collaboration and will help create a culture that employees believe in
- Leverage the latest engagement trends and put the findings to work at your organization