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Doing more with less is the norm in most organizations. We’re asking a lot of our employees, our managers, and our leaders. Unfortunately, most of the emphasis has been on working harder, not smarter. Burnout is the typical result of this well-intentioned approach to keeping our organizations running on high-stress, extra-effort mode. The alternative is leveraging our human capital in a more intentional, informed way that honors the unique talents of the individuals we employ. It’s not new… w...
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Employee Engagement Workshops can be ideal for: Industry conferences and learning events, Leadership groups such as Vistage, EO, and YPO, Company-specific events for managers, leaders, and high potentials. If you’re looking for thought-provoking content, engaging activities, and useful tools for participants to take back to their works teams, then let’s talk!
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It sounds like a saying on a motivational poster, but research shows that building on your natural talents is a far more effective way to get where you want to be in life. It’s also a more efficient way to build your team, your department, and your organization. Investing in talents happens when we add the knowledge, skills, and experience that allow individuals to practice and perfect the things they’re already good at or show early signs of aptitude for. 
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Effective communication in the workplace can make the difference between smooth sailing on the high seas and jumping ship when you hit an iceberg. In every workplace, clear expectations come from open, clear, and concise communication. Oftentimes there are five major boundaries to communication between leaders and employees. Once leaders recognize the pitfalls that can interfere with effective communication, simple changes can be made to ensure everyone is on the same page and the office atmosph...
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For many years, employers have been providing employees with yearly surveys to gauge their satisfaction. While satisfaction surveys can be a good tool for an organization, understanding the difference between a satisfaction survey and an employee engagement survey can really help to set your organization apart and ensure your employees are not only happy with their work environment, but are engaged in it.
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Engagement in the workplace is often thought of as a top-down approach. Motivating employees to become more engaged in their roles and with the company is the goal. What if we worked from a bottom-up approach? Imagine a world where we flipped the model and empowered employees to “OWN their own engagement”. Perhaps not in the absence of helping managers lay the foundation of engagement, but instead as an accelerant.
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Think about this truism: employees join companies and leave managers. Have you ever joined a great company, excited about growth opportunities, benefits, and/or perks of the job only to find yourself looking for a new job because you and your manager couldn’t seem to find an effective working relationship?
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Activate Human Capital Group would like to announce the next evolution of a successful trio:  Melissa Ortiz, Emily Killham, and Jennifer Simpson. Combined, this team offers nearly 40 years experience partnering with clients to deploy and continually improve their efforts related to Employee Engagement, Customer Engagement, and Strengths-Based Development.
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A recent study by Bersin & Associates estimates that $720 million is spent by organizations each year to improve employee engagement. While this trend is encouraging for those in the engagement business, there is no guarantee that all of those dollars are being spent on the right kind of engagement surveys. How do you know if a survey is right for your company? Your engagement consultant should be able to tie survey results back to business performance, quantitatively, not anecdotally. After all...
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A four-step management training program that begins and ends with measuring employee engagement and includes tactical steps to help participants better manage and lead their teams.
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