One of the things I love most about consulting in the employee engagement space is the opportunity to see the diverse approaches that organisations take regarding the performance of their people and business strategy.
Over time, I have come to see that there is a common lifecycle that organisations progress through as employee engagement evolves as part of the leadership philosophy within the culture of the organisation.
Below are few observations about organisations at the each end of the lifecycle.
Employee Engagement Virgins- Organisations new to the concept of Employee Engagement as a tool to drive people and business performance function in the following ways:
Employee Engagement Veterans - Organisations who have been focused on and invested in Employee Engagement as a key business driver for 5+ years:
For most, the process from Engagement Virgin to Veteran happens via natural progression over the years dependent on varying degrees of commitment, leadership and resources.
How can you get to Veteran without the toll of time and ‘war-time’ injuries?
We believe there are 9 distinct steps throughout this lifecycle which start at Ignorance and lead ultimately to Momentum. Many organisations get stuck at Curiosity (stage 3) and Insight (stage 4) for years believing that an engagement survey is just a strategy i.e. simply ticking the box.
If you need some help unpacking your location on the 9 Step Engagement Ladder or would like to embark on your journey towards becoming an Engagement Veteran please contact Arielle via firstname.lastname@example.org / 0414769958.
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