Innovation in Employee Engagement
Wednesday 18 July 2007
Among other great articles, the winter 2007 edition of Fast Thinking magazine highlights the '8 Factor' model for effective employee engagement, created by strategic futurist Marcus Barber. Using the model he shows how organisations can develop greater flexibility when it comes to providing incentives as a means for improving productivity and ensuring longevity for staff. Check out www.FastThinking.com.au where you can download a copy of the article and then make sure you subscribe to this excellent Innovation magazine.
Depending on the organisation type (for profit; not for profit; government) there will typically be a single dominant approach to how an organisation offers 'incentives' to its staff. These incentives can be summarised as 'more cash'; 'more time'; 'more stuff' and 'more people' and by and large, the single dominant approach will be used as 'de rigeur' regardless of the actual needs of the various employees.
This 'one size fits all' approach is a highly limited way to engage your employees. What it means is that you might be spending more cash on staff salaries than you need to, not appreciating the perceived lack of value that 'time off in lieu' creates, offering training programs where they are of little interest, or giving 'bonus gifts' that are both unwanted and of little use to the employee.
The end result is a staff engagement and incentive scheme that does NOT deliver the result you expect from it - a more productive, engaged, content workforce that can produce greater results. Significantly if your business is faced with potential skilled staff shortages a mismatch might lead to an unexpected departure by employees for 'greener pastures' more attuned to their actual desires.
For more information on the '8 Factor' model, feel free to contact us via email here or pick up the latest copy of Fast Thinking magazine
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Monday 27 February 2017
It's been a significantly busy couple of months looking at how Industries and Government Agencies are preparing for change. The Companies versus Climate Change conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in November/December, and a meeting with the Political Science Department at the University of Hawaii (Manoa) in January show that positive action is happening, despite some of the headlines
Saturday 31 December 2016
Many of you know that each year I make an observation about what I think the year will bring. The track record suggests I'm usually a couple of years ahead of the curve. With that said I'm calling 2017
Monday 12 December 2016
In Ft. Lauderdale USA I recently attending a delightful provocatively named 'Companies Versus Climate Change' conference. And the message is clear - companies, BIG well known companies are tackling the issues of climate change, sustainability and their carbon footprints and both making and saving VAST sums of dollars. The simple take away message from the presentations over the three days could not have been more explicit - tackling climate change pays off big time!