Engaging and Empowering Your People
Building a Results-Oriented Work Environment
About This Course
Gallup research conducted in 2012—which examined 49,928 business or work units and included about 1.4 million employees in 192 organizations, across 49 industries, and in 34 countries—makes clear that employee engagement strongly relates to key organizational outcomes in any economic climate. Employee engagement is an important competitive differentiator for organizations.
Gallup found that businesses that score in the top half of their organization in employee engagement have nearly double the odds of success (based on a composite of financial, customer, retention, safety, quality, shrinkage, and absenteeism metrics) when compared with those in the bottom half. Employee engagement affects nine performance outcomes, including productivity, profitability, turnover, safety incidents and quality.
This Learning Sprint arms teams with tools and practices to drive employee engagement and empower the work force to improve key business metrics.
William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations in the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan
What You Will Learn
An understanding of what empowerment means, why it matters, and your current empowerment performance
Recommended approaches to drive team empowerment, guided by an empowerment case study
Practical approaches to generate higher engagement
What You Will Do
Understand what empowerment means, why it matters, and how you currently perform when it comes to empowerment
Learn approaches to drive team empowerment, guided by an empowerment case study
Explore why engagement is important and how it is measured.
ENGAGEMENT AND PERFORMANCE
- Engagement in Your Work
- Increasing Engagement Through Positive Meaning
- Meaning in Your Organization
ENGAGEMENT IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
- Three Strategies for Increasing Engagement
- Global Study on Engagement
- What Does This Mean for You?
INTRODUCTION TO EMPOWERMENT
- Empowerment Define
- The Case for Empowerment
- Five Key Dimensions of Empowerment
HOW CAN LEADERS EMPOWER?
- Disciplines of Empowerment
- How Empowered Are You?
- Empowerment at Your Organization
- Options include Video Response, Online Discussion, or Live Event
- Cohort members and expert(s) exchange ideas about content significance, application, and possible next steps