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I’m Mad as Hell and I Won’t Take It Anymore – There Are No “Instant” Solutions to Employee Engagement!


Several months ago, I wrote an article that suggested employee engagement had come of age.

Why? Because the detractors were coming out of the woodwork and challenging the statistical relevance of engagement surveys. Were they causal or correlative? Who gives a hoot! Do they work?  The answer is absolutely YES.

So Why Should We All Be Angry About Where the Market Is Going Today?

For one simple reason. Many people are now selling “instant” solutions to employee engagement!  “Use this technology and your employees will become engaged right away.”

What a load of rubbish. Employee engagement is about the culture of leadership in a company. It isn’t about finding the latest fad.

It seems employee engagement is becoming like our wonderful diet industry:  “Take this supplement and melt the pounds away!  No need to exercise!” Please.

Employee Engagement - successHow Employee Engagement ACTUALLY Works

Engaging employees is about doing the basics really well:

  • Have clear plans
  • Know how to listen to employees
  • Know how to give valuable feedback and coach employees for performance
  • Take the time to recognize good performance
  • Care about your people.

Like keeping fat off and being healthy, having engaged employees doesn’t take a lot of money but it does take a conscious effort to build the right culture. You aren’t going to get a beach body in 30 days!  It will take time; it will take commitment.

To get started, work with a reputable firm to measure the key variables to engagement.  Put plans in place to correct any issues you find … and then do it all again. 

Remember, you can’t manage what you don’t measure!

>> Workplace Engagement Insights provides employee engagement surveys to get your business on the right track – no dubious “instant” solutions. Contact us to discuss your business today.

You can start doing a few key things to improve employee engagement. Download my free cheatsheet that explains the actions you can take weekly to start seeing results.

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Written by Dwight Lacey

Dwight Lacey

Dwight is the President at Workplace Engagement Insights. He leads Workplace Engagement Insights with a clear understanding of the latest employee engagement research, survey best practices, and leadership styles that create successful businesses.

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