Employee Engagement

So much is done in organizations around employee engagement. Are employees committed to their work and their organization? However, there’s little evidence that increased employee engagement leads to increase productivity or results. That’s because, even if employees are engaged, results won’t come forth if they are not connected and aligned with the mission, vision and/or strategic plan of the organization. Aligned organizations have effective employees that are not only engaged, but aligned with why the organization exists.

November 13, 2020

Podcast – Misadventures in Taking Survey Answers Literally

Employee engagement surveys have been the standard for organizaitons to measure employee sentiment for decades now. However, the structure of these tools beg for organizations, and […]
November 6, 2020

Podcast – Misdventures in Engagement and KPI Measurement

Today’s podcast episode responds to a listener question regarding employee engagement’s lack of ability to be connected with key metrics within an organization. It’s been well-known […]
October 29, 2020

Podcast – 4 Differences in Organizational Alignment v Employee Engagement

Employee engagement has been the standard of measurement to understand how employees feel about their work. However, these assessments don’t connect to why the organization exists, […]
October 23, 2020

Podcast – Misadventures in mistaking hard work as the goal

Kara Lawson, the head Women’s Basketball coach at Duke University, posted an interesting video recently that differentiated the concepts of hard work and competing. Her premise […]
October 8, 2020

Podcast – 4 Differences in Organizational Alignment v Employee Engagement

We believe that organizational alignment to mission and vision is the next stage in the evolution of employee engagement, just like engagement was the evolution from […]
October 1, 2018

How Mars Inc. HR Dept Drove Alignment in a Business

In our last post, we talked about the efforts of Carlos Valdes-Dapena, a former Director of Organizational and Group Effectiveness at Mars, Inc. from a recent HBR article  Stop […]
September 24, 2018

A look at how Mars’ HR Focused on Building Accountability and Teamwork

An interesting HBR article was posted by Carlos Valdes-Dapena, a former Director of Organizational and Group Effectiveness at Mars, Inc. about how he was involved in […]
September 17, 2018

How to Align HR Strategy to Business Strategy

Organizations that are aligned to mission and vision have departmental strategies and initiatives that tie to the overall business strategy. Human Resource strategy is one of […]
August 20, 2018

4 Differences between Employee Engagement and Alignment

Measuring employee engagement is a standard practice in organizations around the country. It was the evolution from employee satisfaction. Organizations wanted to learn not only if […]