“Disciplinary action will ensue.” Would hearing this really motivate you?

It’s fair to say that my job takes me far and wide into all sorts of interesting and different businesses, and every now and then I come across things that makes me curious. This was the case a while back when I was doing some work with a large operational business. As I walked around … Continue reading “Disciplinary action will ensue.” Would hearing this really motivate you?

How to succeed by understanding why Employee Engagement Programs fail.

Let me paint a little picture for you. The senior executive team of a large operational business with a big blue-collar workforce (a construction company, industrial manufacturer, logistics company, etc) are having their weekly meeting and lamenting over the figures. They’re noting how sales are down, productivity is down, sick leave is up and there … Continue reading How to succeed by understanding why Employee Engagement Programs fail.

I doubt hearing “Disciplinary action will ensue.” would really motivate you. Would it?

It’s fair to say that my job takes me far and wide into all sorts of interesting and different businesses, and every now and then I come across things that makes me curious. This was the case a while back when I was doing some work with a large operational business. As I walked around … Continue reading I doubt hearing “Disciplinary action will ensue.” would really motivate you. Would it?

Correction: Employee engagement is not a program.

I have a correction to make. Since I posted the article ‘10 reasons why employee engagement programs fail’ last year, I’ve received a great response, and it’s been so encouraging to hear how businesses are implementing these steps and achieving success with them However… As time has gone by, I’ve started to realise an obvious … Continue reading Correction: Employee engagement is not a program.

The dangers of disciplining employees before you know them.

“Consider this email your verbal warning.” As comical as this may sound – after all how can a verbal warning be delivered by email? – this line is taken from an actual disciplinary email I came across recently sent to an employee by their manager. The situation was that the employee had made an error … Continue reading The dangers of disciplining employees before you know them.

10 reasons why employee engagement programs fail

Picture this. The senior executive team of a large operational business with a big blue collar workforce (a construction company, industrial manufacturer, logistics company, etc) are having their weekly meeting and lamenting over the figures. Sales are down, productivity is down, sick leave is up and there is a general feeling of poor morale around … Continue reading 10 reasons why employee engagement programs fail