Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Employee Engagement in the new year

Employee engagement continues to show up as a critical issue for many managers and workplace learning professionals. You can read earlier posts I've written on the topic here.

The 2007 ASTD Employee Engagement Survey has just been released and answers some of the following questions:
  • How many workers are engaged?
  • How much does it matter to the learning function?

This study looked at link between learning and employee engagement and involved 750 respondents in an online survey. ASTD collaborated with i4cp and Dale Carnigie and Associates for the study.

You can listen to a podcast about the survey and its results here.

ASTD has also published an interesting article this month by Cris and Mel Wildermuth of The Effectiveness Group entitled the "10 Ms of Employee Engagement". I saw Cris present on this model back in June at the ASTD Conference in Atlanta -- it's a great model! I hope that the model will be able to spread more into the mainstream in coming months. Cris - if you do read this, I'd love to have you as a guest blogger or interviewee here.

For an additional mneumonic approach to Employee Engagement, check out the 10 Cs to Employee Engagement, originally published in the Ivey Business Journal.

What employee engagement issues are showing up for you right now in your organization?

Jennifer Britton, PCC, CHRP, CPT
Potentials Realized
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Productivity Guy said...

Yeah, it was a pretty interesting study.

Tim Wright said...

Thanks, Jennifer.
The study is interesting and pretty much supports what we've known for a while.

And what helped me evolve from focusing on performance improvement to targeting employee engagement...as it's the cause/stimulus for p.i.

I'm having a great time with my Culture to Engage efforts and invite anyone to my blog.