Research shows us that engaged employees are twice as likely to work hard and to go the extra mile for customers, three times as likely to stay for the next two years, and ten times as likely to be willing to take a pay cut than employees who are not engaged. Those numbers add up to bottom-line results.
Apart from the employees themselves, whose responsibility is it to fuel the discretionary effort which leads to increased productivity and performance? Managers can make a real difference when it comes to engagement. There are multiple touch points on any given day that give managers the opportunity to reinforce engagement and affect performance.
This highly-interactive and provocative exploration of what companies can do to stimulate engagement will cover:
The cost (real and otherwise) of disengagement
The necessity for organizations to align mission and values so employees feel connected and perform at their peak
Two immediate steps to cultivate the best in your employees that increase engagement and impact your bottom-line
Heather Backstrom, Ed.D., and Rachel Karu, M.S., bring a wealth of experience in all aspects of organization and leadership development including executive coaching, workshop design and delivery, team interventions and meeting facilitation. The breadth of their experience spans working both internally as talent management professionals, and as external consultants and coaches for organizations in the for-profit and not-for-profit industries. Both are certified coaches and hold a number of other credentials.