• http://www.gatelyconsulting.com/ Robert Gately

    Michelle, thanks for your insight into employee engagement.

    Too much effort is spent trying to get employees to be engaged.
    Employee engagement is what employers get in return for doing all things well.
    Doing all things well is very hard work for most of us.

    Empowering a workforce is easy to do; have all executives, managers, and supervisors do their jobs well all of the time. The hard part is getting the executives to do their jobs well, the next hardest part is getting managers to do their jobs well, followed by supervisors doing their jobs well. Employees will be doing their jobs well if everyone above them is doing their jobs well. Look out, employee engagement is about to take hold. Some employers want to skip the executives, managers and supervisor parts and go right to the employees, but that is not how employees get engaged.

    Employees’ lack of engagement starts with the CEO.
    CEOs hire the managers.
    Managers hire the employees.
    Employees don’t hire themselves.

    When there are disengaged or problem employees we need not look beyond managers and executives.
    * Too many employees are in the wrong jobs, i.e., management errors.
    * Too many managers are in the wrong jobs, i.e., executive errors.
    * Too many executives are in the wrong jobs, i.e., CEO errors.
    * Too many managers and executives Reward A hoping for B.
    * Poorly behaving employees are tolerated, i.e., management errors.
    * Poorly behaving managers are tolerated, i.e., executive errors.
    * Poorly behaving executives are tolerated, i.e., CEO errors.
    In other words, we get who we hire and who we promote.

  • chad hatten

    Taking action now to more fully engage your employees will help you reinvigorate your organization and recover more quickly from the next, inevitable downturn.

    Your employees are your cavalry, and they’re just waiting for you to lead them in charging up the hill to corporate success!

    mployees’ lack of engagement starts with the CEO.

    CEOs hire the managers.

    Managers hire the employees.

    Employees don’t hire themselves.

    When there are disengaged or problem