"Earth and Stars" is my space to share views on the subjects of management and leadership. Earth represents groundedness and pragmatism. Stars reflect ideals, desire to reach something higher and aspirational.
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Sunday, 26 May 2013
Beyond Employee Engagement
engagement is a key contemporary topic in organizations. It often features as
one of the high level performance metric. There are credible research articles
on how organizations with more engaged employees outperform lesser counterparts
on hard performance indicators. In my view, Employee Engagement is a
manifestation. It is a lag indicator of something deeper.
powerful majority investors and/or board puts ambitious expectations- bordering
on greed on its operating management, then the challenge is – can employee
engagement be driven as a philosophy or it degenrates into a mere set of fancy buzzwords and
initiatives? Explosion of knowledge/information and global connectedness-
thanks to technology- has made a profound impact on employee demographics and
behaviors. They cannot be convinced by empty rhetoric. It’s the time for
authentic leadership- stating and standing for what ones believes in.
see a silent but definite shift in behavior of the workforce today. Noticeably,
it is a pleasure watching Gen-Y workforce
traits at work. They are unafraid to speak their mind out, want work-life
balance and want to do something meaningful in and through their work.
with dual standards will be increasingly tested and challenged in years to
come. There may be expressed disapproval or passive resistance or even
turnover- but contemporary workforce is not going to accept substandard or two
for new paradigms, fresh perspectives and deeper search of leadership