Being the Best
Discovering the Secrets to Building a Best Place to Work
Becoming a "Best Place to Work" is at the top of many organization's priority lists. To attract and keep the best talent requires having an engaging culture where people want to work. But, building an awesome workplace is easier said than done. In fact, it's hard to even know where to start. This dynamic session will reveal research-based insights into the what, why and how of building and sustaining a "Best Place to Work" for your employees. And (spoiler alert) it's not about installing ping pong tables or sleep pods.
Big Change Starts with Thinking Small
Driving innovation in HR can feel overwhelming. Just the idea of innovation is intimidating—as if the big breakthrough is somehow always just beyond our reach. This is fueled by some common misunderstandings about how innovation works. The truth: innovation isn't about big changes. And it doesn't even require a big budget, a big title, or any permission. The changes that matter don't happen overnight, they are the result of a lot of small, meaningful changes over time. Computer programmers and hackers have known this for years and we've reaped the technological rewards.
Applying insights from the computer hacking culture, Jason Lauritsen and Joe Gerstandt will teach you a simple but incredibly powerful process for hacking your work in HR. This process will help you and your team to innovate and make progress in your work, one small change at a time. Regardless of your title or experience, you can make big things happen through a series of smart, small changes (hacks).
Driving Performance Through Employee Engagement
1: What is Employee Engagement?
Through individual exercises and group discussion, participants will explore what employee engagement looks and feels like in the workplace and how it impacts our work and lives. This exploration will move the idea of engagement from the realm of concept into a tangible connection with behaviors and results.
2: Defining Employee Engagement
To drive employee engagement requires a clear understanding of what it is and how it works. In this section, participants will come to understand engagement as a set of outcomes we work to earn from our employees. Then, the focus will turn to understanding the five dimension of employee engagement and the role that management and leadership plays in each.
3: Lessons from Best Places to Work
Based on insights drawn from analyzing employee data collected at thousands of organizations through Best Places to Work programs, myths and best practices about what employees look for in a best place to work will be shared and discussed.
4: Engagement Builders & Killers
At this point, the workshop turns to a very practical, "how to" focus. Participants will discover three powerful engagement builders and two toxic engagement killers. These concepts will be shared, explored and practiced through individual and small group exercises.
5: Action Planning
To close the workshop, each participant will spend time reflecting on the content of the workshop in order to make specific commitments. These commitments will reflect how the leader will take immediate action to increase engagement with those they lead. The plans will then be shared and discussed with peers for feedback and support.