Employee Engagement: To be part of something greater than your job description

Build an engaged and productive workforce

This week I am going to speak with Katrin Stein at the Smarter Workforce Conference in Munich on The role of HR in the Social Age. This posting on Forbes covers one aspect of Social and HR:

According to a recent Gallup poll, over 70 percent of American workers are either actively or passively disengaged from their work. This is a troubling statistic. Not only is the human cost immense, the U.S. economy takes a $370 billion hit from this army of the disaffected. The message is clear: leaders have to do better at building employee buy-in and job satisfaction.

… Social media and enterprise tools can help a company build a workforce that feels empowered and appreciated. At its heart it’s about building community, giving people a sense of being part of something greater than just their job descriptions. …

… To build an engaged and productive workforce, start by building social-media enabled connections and communities, and add a continuous program of recognition and reward.

via Employee Engagement: Every Leader’s Imperative – Forbes.

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