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Should we be sleeping on the job?

31st January 2018 | 0 Comments

The BBC has just published an article about Public Health England’s warning of the dangers to health of inadequate sleep and the negative impact this can have on work productivity. Public Health England’s possibly rather radical suggestion is that employees should be given places to rest in order to boost productivity. But can this really…

Welcome to our new look web site!

16th January 2018 | 0 Comments

We hope the site makes it even easier for you to find everything you need to know about the range of employee engagement, leadership and communications services we offer. We know that engaging employees to drive business success can be a complex task involving multiple groups, individuals and channels.  Through the different areas on this…

Death of Annual Engagement Surveys prematurely announced!

13th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Lucy Adams, ex HRD of the BBC, has recently posted a blog about the death of the annual employee survey. Whilst ENGAGE agrees with some of the points made, there are also a number of statements which would make the hackles rise of a number of HRDs around the world. First of all, let’s be…

Will the new PM create more voice, transparency and trust in the workplace?

18th July 2016 | 0 Comments

Theresa May has already come up with some bold proposals on workplace governance. Will they work? Even before she was pronounced as the new leader of the Conservative Party and installed as the new Prime Minister, Theresa May had espoused some radical proposals on corporate governance. They include proposals for employees to be on company…

England: disengaged and out of the Euros (again)

29th June 2016 | 0 Comments

The headline joke was obvious: “out of Europe for the second time in a week”.  Sadly, the performance was just as predictable. England, as we all painfully know, are out of the Euros.  Beaten 2-1 by Iceland.  We didn’t even lose in our traditional penalty shoot-out.  The reaction from supporters, the press and pundits alike…

Focusing on leadership and performance: lessons from England’s historic series win in Australia

27th June 2016 | 0 Comments

Whether or not Peter Drucker did say that “culture eats strategy for breakfast” (and there is apparently some debate here) it is certainly a philosophy that Stuart Lancaster, recently departed England Rugby Football Union coach took to heart.  It is one that his successor, Australian Eddie Jones, interprets in a rather different way. Lancaster took…

Leicester’s Leadership Lessons

4th May 2016 | 0 Comments

So the unthinkable has happened. A new, non-“big four” club has won the Premiership finally. And (as a Sunderland fan – apologies), what a great thing that is. But what leadership lessons can we learn from how Claudio Ranieri has achieved such an amazing feat? Here are four we have picked up in observing his…

Connections: The 2015 State of Employee Engagement

1st September 2015 | 0 Comments

By Dr. Andy Brown, Executive Director, London, and Christopher Hannegan, Executive Vice President, Chicago It’s hard to deny that engaged employees are a key competitive differentiator. Creating deeper connections with employees, across organisations and with the wider world are important for business success. With our partners at Edelman, we recently conducted two studies to explore…

Linking employee engagement with customer engagement and performance: the evidence

27th May 2015 | 0 Comments

We all “get” the link between having engaged employees, engaged customers and bottom-line performance. It’s intuitive, isn’t it? Yet a huge number of companies are still not leveraging this relationship. So why is that? The first EdelmanENGAGE “State of Engagement” study wanted to explore what companies are actually doing globally to convert engagement into competitive…

Driving integrated employee and customer engagement from the top

24th May 2015 | 0 Comments

The importance of senior sponsorship Having worked in employee and customer engagement for over 20 years, there’s one rule that works across every company, every industry and every geography: without sponsorship from senior leaders, these issues will never take hold as a recognised driver of business performance.   This sponsorship and support matters for a…