How to Engage Employee in Today's Times - The 10 Critical Steps To Engage Your Employees Today

Updated: January 01, 2012

I will outline the 10 Engagement Steps, including:

STEP 1 - Link to High Performance

  1. Making the Business Case for Engagement

STEP 2 - Starts At The Top

  1. Leaders Have To Own It adn Walk The Talk
  2. A Case Study

STEP 3 - Engage First Line Leaders

  1. Train Your Leaders on Engagement
  2. Establish Consistent Leadership Expectations

Step 4 - Communication is the Cornerstone of Engagement

  1. Your Communication Promise - The Communication Protocol
  2. Create Communication Venues
  3. Leverage Communication Technology
  4. Communicate 13x

STEP 5 - Individualize Engagement

  1. By Generation
  2. By Culture
  3. By Diversity
  4. By Tenure

STEP 6 - Create a Motivational Culture

  1. Know Your Employees
  2. Assess and Educate Yourself
  3. Develop Others
  4. Innovate
  5. Create Line of Sight:

STEP 7 - Create Feedback Mechanisms

  1. Surveys
  2. 360s and Performance Appraisals
  3. Idea Venues
  4. Blogs
  5. Workshops
  6. Town Halls

STEP 8 - Reinforce and Reward the Right Behavior (and consequences for wrong behavior)

  1. Money Matters (sort of)
  2. Achievement and Measurement
  3. Recognition
  4. Accountability

STEP 9 - Track and Communicate Progress

  1. What To Measure - Your ROI
  2. How To Communicate Progress
  3. Highlight the Positives / Celebrate Success

STEP 10 - Hire and Promote the Right
Behaviors and Traits for Your Culture

  1. Hire the Right Behaviors and Traits for Your Busienss
  2. Connect to Strategic Planning Process
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