Sometimes it is hard to keep on top  all the great information out there on a day to day basis.  And although the internet can suck away time before you can gasp ‘it’s 3pm already’, it can also be a source of speedily consumed knowledge.

So I thought I would give you a hand.  This posts kicks off a series presenting you with the ten most popular articles* about subjects I know you enjoy.

Let’s kick off with Employee Engagement.

How to Make Your One to Ones with Employees More Productive
Author: Rebecca Knight.  Source: HBR.org.  Number of Shares: 6.5K

I’m a big fan of One to Ones and Rebecca Knight does a great job highlighting how important they are.  An overview of the ‘must dos’ and two case studies at the end to pull it all together.

The Connection Between Employee Trust and Financial Performance
Authors: Stephen M. R. Covey and Douglas R Conant.  Source: HBR.org.  Number of Shares: 6.1K

‘Cultivating a high-trust culture is not a “soft” skill — it’s a hard necessity’.  A compelling discussion on the importance of trust in a successful organisation.  The authors Conant’s time as CEO of Campbell Soup to demonstrate how important simple things are such as putting a coat of paint on the walls.

Employee Engagement Isn’t Working.  Now What?
Author: Marshall Goldsmith.  Source: LinkedIn.com.  Number of Shares: 5.3k

I love Marshall Goldsmith’s message (I have featured him on this site before as a Watch of the Week)  In this article he questions why, if the effort into employee engagement is increasing, the rates of employee engagement are not.  His argument is that it is too one sided.  Companies are working hard, but there should be expectation that the employee should work equally hard to engage themselves.

The Dark Side of High Employee Engagement
Author: Lewis Garrad and Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic.  Source: HBR.org.  Number of Shares: 3.7K

Now this is interesting.  Whilst this article agrees that employee engagement is important, it suggests that the correlation between engagement and performance is not perfect.  It questions why dissatisfied teams can sometimes be higher performing than the highly engaged ones.  There are four thoughts on why this is.  Worth a read.

You will be missed! R.I.P. – Employee Engagement Surveys (1991 – 2016)
Source: PeopleMatters.In.  Number of Shares: 3.4k

This article looks at how companies need to learn from the instant feedback mechanisms in the real world such as TripAdvisor and Yelp.  Annual Employee Engagement Surveys are too infrequent and too vague.

People Come Before Money
Video: Simon Sinek.  Source: YouTube.com.  Number of Shares: 2.2K

Why people matter above all else.  Simon Sinek, in a compelling speech, tells us why smart companies that run their business by putting their people first are outperforming companies that don’t.

3 Things That Guarantee An Engaged Employee
Author: Christine Comaford.  Source: Forbes.com.  Number of Shares: 2.1K

Those things are Mission, Vision and Values.  But what is the real definition of these concepts?  This article opens up the discussion.

When You Hire The Right Managers. ‘Engagement’ Improves
Author: Andrew Lavoie.  Source: Entrepreneur.com.  Number of Shares: 1.7K

Oh how true.  I wrote about this very subject recently too.  Andrew Lavoie’s article looks at the three things you can do to ensure you hire managers that will boost engagement.

Hiyu Magazine – Internal Comms and Employee Engagement News
Source: Hiyu.org.  Number of Shares: 1.7K

Rather than just one article, this link is to a magazine with a curation of posts on internal communications and employee engagement.  There is a host of high quality information here.  Get yourself a coffee, settle down and enjoy!

10 Scary Ways Toxic People Try To Destroy You
Author: Tom Popomaronis.  Source: Inc.com.  Number of Shares: 1.6K

If you ever worked with a toxic individual, you will recognise some of these.  So detrimental to employee morale, this article is an important read for those on the receiving end of this behaviour.

  • Source BuzzSumo.com.  Top 10 articles on employee engagement as of 17th August 2016

 

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