Many traditional employee engagement initiatives have fallen short by offering ‘band aid’ solutions or an ineffective mixture of employee benefits which have commonly created a ‘whinge entitlement’ culture.
Most initiatives have focused on tackling the symptoms of disengagement rather than head on the issue of helping employees understand what uniquely engages them and what the individual can do about it themselves.
The way forward for effective employee driven engagement and revolutionising employee engagement needs to be bottom-up, not the less effective top-down traditional approach. Bottom up is employee activated, where everyone is an individual, and broad brushstroke initiatives are too generic.
So instead of doing organisational engagement plans (OEP), HR leaders serious about improving performance and productivity need to aim their people with the tools and resources to be able to do Personal Engagement Plans (PEP) and in doing so get individual employees for understanding and responsible for what engages and motivates them.
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