John Smythe, the author of CEO, Chief Engagement Officer; Turning Hierarchy Upside Down To Drive Performance has been working on a new book on employee engagement. And he’s agreed to give us a sneak preview at the next CIPR Inside event on 17 February. John tells me the new book is provisionally titled ‘Engaging your people to drive performance and change’ and that it looks at stories from corporations, the Public Sector, Formula One and the Army. He says he will also reveal his 10 tell-tale signs of an engaged organisation. Do you need any more reasons to sign up? Okay, here’s two: it’s free we’ll give you a glass of […]
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Sadly nothing much is new. Still, too many leaders are, at best, ignorant and, at worst, jaundiced about employee engagement. If engagement was all about making people ‘happier’ at work, then the economy would be in a worse position – some people are happy doing nothing, some are happy playing internal politics, others are happy driving their personal objectives above organisational goals. All of the above increase entropy in the enterprise, not engagement. I believe the saddest thing is the fact that each year organisations like Watson Wyatt, Towers Perrin, Gallup et al report depressing results on the global state of engagement through their various performance indices. I believe that […]
Recent comment from CIPR member (anonymously) on recent CIPR Inside survey. “I am concerned as to why CIPR thinks it necessary to challenge the role of CiB, which is soon to become the Institute of Internal Communication. As a member of both organisations I think I have a right to know why this is happening and to what end. As yet have had no explanation. After all, would it not be much better for CIPR to concentrate on the promotion and development of good public relations practice and leave internal communications to those who really understand it best. I suspect this is all about membership numbers but it does no […]
Or should I say “the proverbial cobbler’s son gets new shoes”? Engaging colleagues, creating dialogue, sharing best practice, improving communication channels and building communities of interest are all part of life in the day of an IC professional. This blog is CIPR Inside’s attempt to create a point of focus for our growing membership and the extended community of communication professionals with an interest in internal communications and employee engagement. Enjoy!