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Here’s why everyone is talking about Employee Experience

Over the past year or so, the phrase “employee experience” has barged its way into conversations about human resources and employee engagement. This prompted some eye rolling from some who felt like this was just another example of repackaging the sameRead More…

Is your Physical Work Environment hurting employees?

Yesterday, I spent some time at the WELCOA Annual Summit. If you aren’t familiar with the work of WELCOA, you should be. They are one of the leading voices in corporate wellness in the world and they are boldy leadingRead More…

How often should we survey employees?

As technology has advanced, it’s become almost too easy and cheap to survey your employees. Gone are the days when surveys were expensive and cumbersome. There are still expensive ways to do it, but you have options. The fact thatRead More…

No, Your Employees aren’t Responsible for their own Engagement

Over that past few years, I’ve been hearing the idea floated more frequently that employees should be accountable for their own engagement. This is an appealing idea to management because it shifts the burden off of their shoulders (and lordRead More…

Futuring is a Hoax

For most of my life, I’ve had a natural curiosity about and pull towards the work of strategy and envisioning the future. I need to understand what’s coming and where we are headed when I’m involved in something that matters.Read More…

What is Culture? (And why definition precedes measurement)

Humor me for a moment.  I’d like you to pause and consider the following questions.  If you’d like bonus points, write down or type your answers out.  Ready? Here you go: What is organizational culture (or corporate culture)? What isRead More…

Finding Your Courage (Marine Corps Style)

A couple of weeks ago, I found myself in front of a room of people talking about courage. Courage is a topic that I’ve been interested in for years. It is courage that helps us take action in the faceRead More…

Blind Faith in Leaders is a BAD Employee Engagement Strategy

Most who measure employee engagement for a living can show you data that links the level of trust in the senior leaders of the organization to overall employee engagement. Most will go so far as to say that trust inRead More…

Work is a Relationship, Not a Contract

When you look for data about what drives employee engagement, the list is always pretty similar. Feeling valued Trust Knowing someone cares about me and my development Appreciation Here’s the funny thing. If I were to show you just thisRead More…

The Increasing Importance of Work #WorkHuman

When I was growing up on a farm near a small town in rural Iowa, I remember my parents being a part of a number of different social groups. There was the card club that met once a month whereRead More…

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