What’s in a Name? Everything – Based on Recent NY Times Column

The New York Times continues its recent focus on highlighting the importance of the human side of capitalism. This past week it featured (on the cover of its Sunday News in Review section) an article entitled, “Rethinking Work” written by Barry Schwartz, a psychology professor at Swarthmore College, based on his upcoming book, Why We […]

If Engagement Is Just Around the Corner, What Does That Mean to You?

If Engagement Is Just Around the Corner, What Does That Mean to You? You can imagine my reaction to Bret Starr’s prognostications about the engagement movement reported this week on ESM at Enterpriseengagement.org. Of course, we hear the same prediction from more and more leaders in human resources and marketing, but after many years in […]

Guilty As Charged: Enterprise Engagement Is About the Bottom Line

The attack we have been waiting for on the concept of engagement has finally come, after almost seven years. Although the logic and research behind the concept of Enterprise Engagement seems irrefutable to us, a scathing attack comes from U.K. human resources blogger and group HR Director for Penguin Random House, Neil Morrison. In a recent post […]

Beware of Engagement Buzzwords

When the Enterprise Engagement Alliance was founded in 2008, only a few human resources or marketing solution providers were using the term “engagement.” In fact, some company principals in the traditional incentive and recognition field openly questioned our use of the word. Today, probably a majority of incentive, recognition, survey, training and communications companies reference […]

Peter Hart, Recognition Leader, Reflects on Engagement Movement

I recently caught up with Peter Hart, CEO of Rideau Recognition, and asked for his thoughts on the engagement movement and its impact on the recognition field. Rideau acquired the Recognition Management Institute in 2006 and has been a consistent supporter of, and active participant in, the field’s trade organization, Recognition Professionals International, and other […]

Why Engagement is a Movement in the U.K. and Not Yet in the U.S. : An Interview with David MacLeod

While the Enterprise Engagement Alliance and its sponsors have toiled away mostly under the radar in the U.S. to promote the field of Enterprise Engagement, in Great Britain it’s another story. Backed by the commitment of David Cameron, the country’s recently re-elected Prime Minister, the topic of employee engagement, it’s safe to say, is a […]

At 19% Engaged – U.S. and China Lead the World in New Buckingham Employee Engagement Index

The U.S. and China lead the world in employee engagement at 19% “fully engaged”, according to a new standardized international employee engagement index created by the Marcus Buckingham Company. Called the StandOut Global Engagement Index (GEI), the report compares employee engagement in 13 countries. Spain and Argentina ranked lowest in employee engagement. The company claims […]

Special Offer for EEA Community for E2MA 2015 Red Diamond Congress, July 20-22, Quincy MA

As indicated in the chapter on Trade Show Engagement in the 2nd edition of Enterprise Engagement: The Textbook, trade shows have become a critical tool for engaging not only customers, but also employees and vendors. This year’s Red Diamond Conference, produced by E2MA (the Exhibitor and Event Marketers’ Association), will have a special track on […]

Recent Reports Highlight Impact of Bad Bosses on Productivity and Branding

Earlier this year, this blog highlighted the damage done by bad bosses; a recent New York Times Sunday Review article entitled “Is Your Boss Mean?” written by researchers who have studied the subject, reported that mean and demeaning bosses not only make people miserable, they significantly affect the ability of employees to do their jobs […]

theEMPLOYEEapp Demonstrates the Business Opportunities of Enterprise Engagement

Check out the theEMPLOYEEapp and you’ll see not only a logical way to improve communication across the organization, but just one more sign of the emerging multi-billion-dollar engagement field. When one considers all of the engagement tools and services – from leadership training and recruiting to coaching, assessment, communications, learning, innovation, rewards & recognition, analytics, […]

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