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Employee Engagement

Aligning the emotional experience with business performance

Employee Engagement means that your people can bring their whole selves and their energy to work in pursuit of goals that are aligned to your organisation’s vision and mission.

There’s no simple formula for Employee Engagement

But there is a science to it. The science behind of emotions.

Employee Engagement is driven by human experience – by emotions.  Good experiences create engagement. Bad experiences create stress and disengagement.

But engagement isn’t just about feeling good. Different emotions, different mindsets, imply different flavours of engagement that impact performance in different ways.

We can help you really understand how your people feel and how that might be helping or hindering your business.

Effective engagement involves both changing the context and changing minds.

You can’t put lipstick on a pig. People will see through superficial, inauthentic initiatives. But sometimes people lose perspective.

Drop the ra-ra.

it's emotional

Enable your people to bring their energy to work

Why doesn’t change management work?

There is little evidence that, despite billions of survey responses and probably as many pounds spent, the needle is moving on employee engagement.

It’s not the survey, but the action that it creates that counts. Proprietary surveys are limited, prescriptive, and designed to benchmark you rather than help you find out what’s important and take action.

This is why we start with a qualitative approach to identify potential issues before measuring them.

It’s also why we believe in enabling your managers to drive engagement every day, rather than grand gestures.

Our Articles 

Employee Voice: Why Listening Matters

Employee Voice is a term that I've been hearing more of recently, and when I was asked to speak at an event on the subject by the Employee Engagement Alliance recently, it was with the brief of talking about the science of listening. It's obvious that it’s important...

What is a Change Agent and how do I become one?

Ok, so what is a change agent and how do I become one? These two questions came up in a recent conversation I had with John (a pseudonym) who was looking for a new opportunity. My answers to John, based on my own perspective and experience, follow. They may not be...

Navigating the Emotional Waters of Change

The Relationship between Emotions and Change Management It's clear that emotions and change management are inextricably linked. How we feel about the change drives our behaviour, which is why you'll often hear people talking about winning "hearts and minds". Yet, the...

Developing the Whole Person (The Problem with Personality Types)

If you’ve been in the corporate world for any time at all, it’s likely that you’ll have been on a development programme or training course that included some kind of personality profile.  We’re talking MBTI, DISC, Insights, FIRO and a whole host of tools that measure...

Developing a strategic change capability

The increasing pace, complexity and unpredictability of change means that being able implement change consistently will determine your future competitiveness. A strategic change capability is the extent to which an organisation is equipped to deliver...

Brexit: “No Regrets” Steps to Change Readiness

There will be winners and losers from Brexit, and the winners will be those organisations that can adapt quickly and efficiently. I propose the following no-regrets steps that, even in the unlikely event that Brexit doesn’t happen, will leave your business better equipped to deal with change.

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New Apter Toolkit certification training dates

Coaching & Development tools that harness the dynamics of motivation and emotion We're excited to have released new Winter & Spring 2020 dates for Apter Coach Certification training - for coaching & development professionals. What is the Apter Toolkit? The...

Developing Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is a key competence for roles requiring leadership, influence & collaboration. Find out how the Apter EMotivation toolkit supports EI.

Where are the emotions in Employee Experience?

I’m a big believer in the idea of providing a great employee experience, but am concerned that it’s becoming another Employee Engagement. An industry, a tick box exercise. An opportunity to sell software.

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