• Larry Wenger

    It just depends on those “best efforts”. Building employee engagement is not just an idea; its a network of behaviors. What we know is that engaged employees are more productive and do a better job of meeting customer needs. Happy employees = happy customers. For 20 specific suggestions to build employee engagement, check out: http://www.amazon.com/Employee-Centered-Management-Coming-Revolution-Services/dp/1493623729/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409273852&sr=8-1&keywords=Larry+Wenger

  • David Hunt, PE

    Maybe it’s because employees understand they are “expendable assets” and subject to the whims of upper management?
    You want loyalty from an employee, you need to give it first.
    You want commitment to the company’s goals from an employee, you need to be committed to the employee first.
    And so on.

    • Kim Blu

      Very True!

      I am an employee, I want to be an asset to my company.
      Every time we turn around, the “goals” change, the “rules” change,.
      It’s as though management doesn’t know what they want from us or where we are going it’s so frustrating.

      • David Hunt, PE

        I will opine here, but whipsaw management is a sign of desperation. Changing course rapid-fire like this means there’s no coherence, no vision, and no stick-to-it-iveness.
        Yes, an organization needs to be flexible; the environment changes and organizations need to adapt to that.