Discussion on workplace culture is heating up, and now is the perfect time to stay in tune with relevant news, ideas and strategies. Our latest ebook, “The Top 20 Employee Engagement Blogs You Should Be Reading,” is here to get you started on building your daily reading list so you stay current. Best of all, it’s free for you to download.
So what’s the big deal?
Why is employee engagement gaining so much traction?
Fast Company explains:
“…after teetering on the edge of total meltdown, the global economy has recovered from years of stagnancy. Employers want growth and employees are the main drivers. Firms like Gallup have the statistics: All core business measures — profitability, productivity, customer satisfaction, quality, retention and sales — are significantly higher at companies with a concentration of engaged employees.”
Even outside business media, we see stories about disengagement’s negative effect on workplace culture, and – by extension – business goals. A dramatic and topical example: low morale may be a contributing factor in what the Daily Beast calls “a laundry list of Secret Service misdeeds and security risks.”
Earlier this week we examined how disengaged workplace culture can hurt the Secret Service, its employees, and, ultimately, its mission (“Leadership Insights Into Secret Service Low Morale”).
Even the Secret Service – a well-respected, elite agency – can suffer from low morale. This indicates that business leaders still have a lot of learning to do and changes to make in their approaches both to workplace culture and employee engagement.
how to turn things around with positive workplace culture
Lynda Shaw, Forbes contributor, laments that “Employee Engagement Doesn’t Seem to Be Getting Better.” In a recent meeting with several CEOs, Shaw learned that poor retention is not only a nagging problem that keeps them up at night, but a reality that negatively affects just about every aspect of their workplace culture.
But Shaw offers hope. She claims that a psychological shift – one that focuses on positivity instead of negativity – can put a company on the right course, build a vibrant, happy workplace culture and retain staff.
As you build a reading list of blogs by employee engagement thought leaders, you’ll find great examples engagement methods by company leaders, from international giants like Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh to the local heroes-gone-viral like the Dairy Queen manager who got a thank-you note from a former employee.
Every day, you’ll find new stories and advice from experts willing to share what they’ve learned from their successes (and failures).
That’s why we’re so proud of our “Top 20 Employee Engagement Blogs” eBook: it’s a shortcut for you. It connects you directly to the people and ideas that offer inspiration for improving your own workplace culture.
For example, we suggest top bloggers like Douglas Conant of ConantLeadership. He took over as CEO of Campbell Soup in 2001. The company was struggling immensely, but Conant led a highly successful turnaround by zeroing in on employee engagement and reinvigorating the workplace culture. A prolific communicator — he wrote 30,000 thank-you notes while at Campbell! — he is always eager to share success secrets success on the ConantLeadership blog.
For the full list of inspirational and informative blogs, download “Top 20 Employee Engagement Blogs” today by clicking the image below. Happy reading!
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