Imagine my surprise when I went to the TED website and typed in a search for presentations about “employee engagement” and up popped the response: “No result matches your query.” How could that be?
So, I figured they must file these talks under “employee communications.” Nope, none about that either. Surely “employee retention” is a serious problem and should be a topic for a TED talk. Nada. Another strikeout with “employee motivation.”
TED’s tagline is Ideas Worth Spreading. It seems to me that a management guru, or academic or corporate luminary must have some ideas about how to engage, communicate with, motivate and retain employees. I can’t believe that employees don’t matter to TED and the audiences who pay to hear their speakers. Why is one of this week’s featured talks about the secret life of plankton more important than a presentation, say, about how to engage and motivate employees for greater productivity?
So, I turned to the Employee Engagement Network where I’m a member. I think you’ll enjoy this one about about how to engage and motivate employees. It’s an interview with Doug Conant, the former CEO of Campbell Soup Company.