50 Activities for Employee Engagement

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Human Resource Development, 2007 - Business & Economics - 230 pages
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Getting employees engaged is not easy to do. Nor is it something you should undertake unless youOCOre in it for the long haul. This collection of skill-building activities will help you understand what employee engagement really means, how it can help your organization and how to create and maintain an engaged workforce. Managers, supervisors and even engaged employees will gain the perspective and insight necessary to make this exciting cultural transition successfully. Are you just beginning your engagement journey? YouOCOll find activities to help you define employee engagement, measure the current level of engagement in your organization and understand critical underlying principles. Are you interested in sustaining and growing employee engagement? Move on to the activities on overcoming obstacles, motivating engaged employees, how world famous leaders lead engagement and other advanced topics. The activities are organized into six, easy-to-reference sections: Understanding employee engagement; Getting started to engage employees; Leading employee engagement; Measuring employee engagement; Creating an engaged workplace; Employee engagement communications. Each of these fun and easy-to-use employee activities focuses on a different aspect of employee engagement and can be completed in 30-45 minutes. Each activity includes the purpose, description, time guidelines, resources, presentation instructions, debriefing guidelines and a handout."
 

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Contents

Defining Employee Engagement
3
Getting Engaged
7
Engagement Exercises
11
Engaging Questions
15
Mission Engagement
19
Engaging Principles
23
No Engagement Zones
27
Engaging Intangibles
31
Engagement Happens
109
Engagement and the Egg
113
Engaging Up and Down the Organization
117
In Search of Engagement
121
Lasting Engagements
125
Emotional Engagement
129
Past Engagements
133
Engagement Gifts
137

Getting Started to Engage Employees
35
The Engagement Proposal
37
In Search of Engagement
41
Five Steps to Engaging Your Workforce
45
Employee Engagement Its Common Sense
49
The Engagement Process Model
53
The Engagement Journey
57
Leading Employee Engagement
59
Coaching Engagements
61
From Boss to Coach
65
Motivating Engaged Employees
71
Engagement Obstacles
75
How Would Famous Leaders Lead Engagement?
79
50 Ways to Lead Engagement
83
Measuring Employee Engagement
87
The Price of UnEngagement
89
Engagement Scorecard
95
Engagement Accountability
101
Creating an Engaged Workplace
103
To Engage or Not to Engage
105
Employee Engagement Communications
141
Picturing Engagement
143
Name that Engagement
145
Organizing for Engagement
147
Engaging Knowledge Experts
153
Transitioning to Engagement
161
Pressures to Succeed
165
Engagement Measures
169
Managing the Change to Engagement
173
Engaging Principles and Behaviors
179
Engagement Formula
185
The Engagement Game
189
Engagement Ambassadors
199
Engagement Milestones
203
The Employee Engagement Map
207
The Sounds of Engagement
211
The Engagement Chronicles
215
Engagement Road Show
217
The Engagement Puzzle
219
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Garber is Manager of Teamwork Development for PPG Industries, Inc., in Pittsburgh. He has a Bachelor's degree in English and a Master's in guidance and personnel.

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