Engagement That Empowers: How the Shift to Social Business Unlocks Employee Potential, Productivity, and Profitability


Today’s companies recognize that meaningful employee engagement is critical for recruiting and retaining talent in order to be competitive in the marketplace. According to the 2013 Gallup State of the Global Workplace Report, organizations experience a 240% boost in performance-related outcomes when they successfully engage their employees and customers. These profits are driven from the inside out; a 2012 AMD Company survey found that 96% of employees agreed that contributing to a cause at work improves their commitment and level of engagement to core functions and to the company.
Leadership and development programs that operate at the intersection of industry expertise and social impact provide new pathways for companies to improve employee productivity, performance, and profit. At the same time, these programs unlock innovative ways to engage with society, customers, and industry at large.
In this session you will learn:

  • Why the shift from employee engagement to employee empowerment is a key driver for bottom line performance and success
  • How to design employee leadership and development programs that engage the hearts and minds of your talent to fulfill their quest for meaning in the workplace
  • How to harness employee empowerment for improved relationships within and beyond the company to maximize profitability


Kelly Elizabeth Behrend

Director, Corporate Responsibility and Strategy at Peacework Development Fund, Inc.