Top Three Employee Engagement and Appreciation Articles for the week of March 13, 2015

Because there are so many great articles on employee engagement and creating a culture of appreciation in the workplace, I want to share the best of these resources with you. Here are my favorites from this week. I have included some of my thoughts on these gratitude strategies (“Grategies”) and would like to hear your comments too.

Climbing the Employee Engagement Pyramid by Jordi Alemany

(LinkedIn) “Many companies claim that they already have put all the necessary policies and engagement drives in place, but still, people do not seem to be engaged. People engagement does not happen so much in the form of handbooks and words, but in behaviors and actions.”

My Thoughts:  Your company culture took a long time to create, it’s not going to change overnight – be patient and do the right thing.

The Truth about Trust, Engagement and Performance By Rosanna Nadeau

(New Hampshire Business Review) “Today’s leaders are reading about engagement, strategy and execution regularly. By integrating these ideas and assessing our organizations, we can gain insights and solutions can be crafted to fit our business needs. That’s why employee engagement needs to become a priority within the business strategy.”

My Thoughts:  The topic of “employee engagement” is showing up in the media so often that it feels cliché.  Don’t fall into the trap of ignoring this valuable information.

Employee Reward and Recognition Systems

(inc.com) “In order to reap benefits such as increased productivity, the entrepreneur designing a reward program must identify company or group goals to be reached and the behaviors or performance that will contribute to this. While this may seem obvious, companies frequently make the mistake of rewarding behaviors or achievements that either fail to further business goals or actually sabotage them.”

My thoughts:  If you’re looking for the research that supports incorporating a recognition program into your organization, this article will help.

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