How CIOs Can Improve Their Staff's Engagement

Posted 04-13-2017 Email

Workforce engagement isn't strictly an employee thing or a management thing. It's actually an "everybody" thing, with individuals, teams, managers and executives playing a major role, according to a recent survey from the Engagement Institute, a joint venture of organizations that include the Conference Board and Deloitte Consulting. The resulting report, "DNA of Engagement: How Organizations Can Foster Employee Ownership of Engagement," indicates that the majority of workers are taking ownership of their engagement, rather than relying on managers and executives to "make them happy." These professionals said they seek to maintain high engagement levels and, when they sense feelings of disengagement, they attempt to address the issue. To augment such efforts, most CIOs and other managers strongly believe that organizations can help employees take responsibility for their own engagement. Toward this end, they work with teams to build trust, encourage collaboration, support career growth, set clear directions and empower team members to pursue tasks with a sense of autonomy. "Organizations need to take a more holistic view of the way they engage their workforce at all levels," according to the report. "Many organizations have limited success in increasing engagement through employee surveys and traditional action-planning approaches, most likely because these approaches tend to emphasize enterprise-wide programs rather than team interventions which focus on changing the behaviors of employees and managers and the way individuals support each other and work together as teams." More than 1,530 managers and employees took part in the research



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