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ARE YOUR ORGANISATIONAL VALUES VISIBLE THROUGH YOUR TEAM?

Are your organisational values visible through your team? In life, it is our behaviours and values that define us. It should not be any different within the workplace. On a day to day basis your shared organisational values should be clearly identifiable through their embodiment of the aligning actions and behaviours. These make up who you are and what your organisations stands for if applied effectively. Through this your team[…]

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AND HEALTH

Employee engagement and health We are going through an era where almost every affliction or ailment is associated with stress. I would like to avoid listing them out and risking anything regarding “follower addiction” but many diseases continue spreading despite incredible advancements in technology and in diagnosis and treatment methods. Heart disease has been seen at an alarming frequency around the globe. And the long-disregarded issue of obesity us threatening[…]

“THE YEAR OF HUMAN” IN THE CALENDAR OF THE WORLD

“The Year of Human” in the Calendar of the World Do you believe in the stars? The zodiac in the Western calendar takes inspiration from the Heavens while in the Chinese calendar the essential inspiration is the cosmos, nature and the farming calendar. In the West the stars are of principal importance, in the East, it is the sun and the moon. Don’t take me as an expert on astrology,[…]

HOW DO EMPLOYEES RESIGN?

How do employees resign? There are many reasons pertaining to the question of why they resign, and at the top of the list of reasons is ‘they cannot get along with their supervisors’. According to many experts, most employees abandon their bosses, not their jobs.  Issues with salary, social rights, location of the company make up the next points on the list. But I would like to examine another question now. Not why,[…]

BUILD YOUR COMPANY UP WITH GOOD COMMUNICATION!

Build your company up with good communication! Small talk is amazing at work. During lunch break, waiting by the coffee machine, in the lounge and resting areas fearlessly created these days by the company itself..  It is nice to spend time together talking about this and that. These small conversations are priceless for establishing the communicative relationship employees have with one another. Recently a friend of mine who works in[…]

SURVIVING IN GOSSIP CULTURE

Surviving in gossip culture Gossip is a corporate virus I have encountered countless times in my whole business career. I may have the one that gossiped, or I may have been in an environment of gossip for way longer than desired. And definitely, I may have been the subject of gossip. I never needed to be a clairvoyant to know that I was the subject of gossip: it is easy[…]

LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND ENGAGEMENT

Language, communication and engagement We witness in our day-to-day how simple sentences make great differences in people’s lives. Here is an example for you to mull over. In a project supporting gender equality, the general manager speaking on the opportunities provided to women says: “We gave women this opportunity and were shocked to see that they apparently can succeed at everything!” Now, is this a compliment or an insult? What[…]

WE WORK TO SUCCEED

But succeed in what? Someone sets some rules, creates certain methodologies. Someone forms a trend and next thing you know it’s what we most talk about. To duly implement a system, we work on alteration models starting from our IT infrastructure.  Some are quickly actualized, some aren’t. We present people with task descriptions, we open tasks in CRM systems… And if we are not a non-governmental organization, we run after[…]

WE CANNOT STAND WITH THE CLIMATE CRISIS!

We cannot stand with the climate crisis! Millions are participating in demonstrations about the climate crisis. All around the globe, activists are working to bring attention to the gravity of the situation.  The school strike movement started by Greta Thunberg is gaining popularity and attention beyond expected. The climate crisis is yet still seen as a science fiction dystopia. The previous generation -I’m talking about us- grew up assuming that[…]

THREE MAGICAL ATTITUDES OF ENGAGEMENT

Three magical attitudes of engagement-generating companies Our job is establishing a cultural foundation that will increase employee engagement and ensure that all teams are eager to work on this matter. Presenting them with tools they can mull over and explain to them that they can put forth their own methods via these tools presented. Our job isn’t going to a company and generating employee engagement out of nowhere in an[…]

ENGAGED EMPLOYEES ARE ESSENTIAL TO YOUR BRAND – EVE LAIDLAW

Written by Eve Laidlaw, Employee Engagement SpecialistEngage & Grow Firstly, what exactly is behind employee engagement?If we delve deep and look at the most important factor behind the concept of employee engagement. What exactly is at the core of cohesive, productive workplaces? Research and empirical evidence are continually pointing to the same answer: employee trust. Secondly, what does employee trust have to do with your brand? One of your companies[…]

COME ALONG

Written by Isık Serifsoy, Engage & Grow Global General Manager Corporate research consistently shows that one of the key factors for measuring an employee’s dedication to and love for the workplace is their recommendation of the workplace to their loved ones as a viable option for employment. Companies who wish to capitalize on their employees’ social network for their election and placement processes can gain an at least surface-level glimpse[…]