Money and Success

Employee Engagement: The Heart of Business Success

Les Landes

Employee Engagement: The Heart of Business Success – Shifting from Parent to Partner in Engaging Employees

The sense of urgency and frustration in the search to find a truly successful employee engagement formula is accelerating daily. Engagement expert, Bill Burnett, thinks many organizations are losing their way, in part, because they’re asking the wrong question – “What can we do to fully engage our employees?” Burnett says employees are already there, and instead companies should be asking “How do we stop DIS-engaging our employees?” One key answer he offers to that question is the need to get past the traditional parent-child relationship that exists between many managers and the people who report to them. In this enlightening interview, Burnett offers a model called “peer-to-peer accountability” to create a new, more productive set of working relationships in organizations.