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12 elements of employee engagement

The 12 Elements of Employee Engagement

What does it take for employees to feel engaged? Based on in-depth research involving millions of employees over the years, The Gallup polling organization identified 12 core elements of employee engagement that predict performance.

I wrote about this several years ago, and since then many companies, including industry leader Pfizer, Inc., have created global employee communities using the newest web technologies. Through internal networks, smart organizations are actively engaging with employees — and enabling them to engage with their peers — as part of a global team pulling together for the company.

The 12 Elements of Engagement

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Employees Can Be Your Most Important Change Agents

Employees as change agents

Employees as change agents

The Internet and the explosive growth of social networks have changed the way companies do business.

They must choose among many communications channels to build their brands.

Their employees can help but are often ignored by companies who still rely on advertising to push out their products and services. Read More→

Building Online Communities Around the Wired Water Cooler

With so many employees working virtually and scattered around the globe, is the water cooler extinct as a place to exchange ideas? Well, maybe in person, but the wired water cooler is emerging as a force in employee engagement.

Companies are creating online communities where employees can pull in the information they need when they want it and engage in conversations with other employees.

How empowering – employees expecting their companies to serve up information that is interesting, entertaining, useful and, most of all, authentic. If it doesn’t smell right, they will know and vent online with each other. Welcome to the new world of the wired water cooler! Read More→