BlogHints, tips and thoughts around emotional engagement
When people ask us what we do, we always say, “we work in the field of employee engagement”. Most people nod and say “ah right”, which makes you assume they get it…but maybe they don’t. So, what is employee engagement? A quick trawl of a few thoughtful websites will...
Here’s an example… We were asked recently to help the employees of two companies who had just been merged through acquisition. Both companies knew that engagement of their people was vital. We approached this from an emotional standpoint. Here were the facts: the...
Purple Monster has been involved in hundreds, if not thousands of conferences over its 20-year history, and most of these conferences have had some kind of feedback mechanism afterwards. It’s human nature to look for a positive reaction to the work you have done....read more
We’ve all played Chinese Whispers. The result, as we know, is comically predictable…so why do we insist on doing essentially the same thing for important messages within organisations? Communication cascade is used in pretty much all the organisations we work with,...read more
Really? Can you be bothered? Can you be bothered to take something like this on? Why? How do you know that you have a problem with engagement in the first place? Is it the result of a survey, is it something you can sense and feel around the place, or do you just...read more
“The definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over again, but expecting different results.” That quotation is commonly ascribed to Albert Einstein. Chances are he didn’t say it, but it has the ring of truth to it. At least he actually existed, unlike...read more
Raft building. That and fire-walking. Nothing engages people more than being made to build something in the rain and the mud beside a lake and then watch it sink, or be compelled by group dynamics to risk third degree burns to your feet. You can stop reading now and...read more
Recent trends in modern flexible working have seen a great increase in virtual and remote workers, with currently over 4.2 million people working remotely in the UK alone. The rise in the digital and virtual workplace has made connection across remote teams more...read more
The answer to this depends on what you want the outputs of the meeting to do, or how you want to use them. If you’re looking for a spreadsheet of data and numbers, verbatim records of the keynote speakers, a copy of the PowerPoint presentation and quotes about the...read more
It’s a common preconception in business that certain topics are more boring than others. We are often asked by clients to help them liven up topics they deem “dry”, getting messages across and generating a level of understanding and/or enthusiasm from their audience....read more