An Engaging Place to Work
The outcomes of this SIG are shared within the wider network through the Future Series Webinars :
- "Engaging People to Drive Business Performance"
Speaker: Siegfried Hoenle (June 2015)
PLAY RECORDING (1 hr 10 min)
- “Innovative Technology-Based Ways to Run Engagement Survey”
Speaker: Andrew Marritt & Simon Stoepfgeshoff (September 2015)
PLAY RECORDING (1 hr 13 min)
- “Engaging the Future Workforce - is GEN Y Different?"
Speaker: Jacob Andelius & Simon Stoepfgeshoff (October 2015)
PLAY RECORDING (1 hr 18 min)
Across industries and geographies the question how a company can become and stay an engaging place to work is being discussed with increasing intensity. Two main factors seem at the core of this discussion:
First, with Generation Y entering the labor market a distinctively different set of expectations has taken the stage.
Second, creating an engaging workplace is an imperative that goes beyond talent management.
Companies with higher workforce engagement are more innovative and more productive. However, the old management recipes are still at work and the consequences are dire. Gallup shocks us with an overall ratio of only 12% engaged employees as per their latest worldwide report. According to their findings, a further 64% of the global workforce is disengaged at work. The lost productivity which results from this depressing state is estimated at $ 287-370 bn for the US alone.
The Special Interest Group (SIG) “An Engaging Place to Work” aimed to explore cross-functional strategies to build a work environment which enables employees to thrive. The group focused on areas like leadership, talent management, values of a new employee generation as well as innovative technologies and how they change our work experience. The goal was to advance the critical field of employee engagement in concrete terms, by creating a menu of “best practices” and jointly developing innovative “next practices” which drive innovation and performance in organizations.
Dr. Siegfried Hoenle, Managing Director of Talent & Leadership Solutions and Visiting Professor at IE Business School, facilitated the SIG and Dr. Simon Stoepfgeshoff, Director of Corporate Programmes at Executive School of Management, Technology and Law at St Gallen, provided inputs and co-facilitated the SIG work.
Organisations that participated in the SIG include: