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...
Sometimes we forget that in business, and in life, it's definitely OK to make mistakes. It's OK to try things that might not quite work; it's OK to experiment and to take risks. Sometimes, you just have to hold your hands up and try again. Try again, fail better, try...read more
Stories are everywhere. From the dawn of time, humans have been using stories as a means to communicate; to educate and learn, to instil values, or simply just to entertain. It's easy to think of stories as things that belong in a child's world; in books, television...read more
It goes without saying that a truly memorable meeting should be two-way, actively involving those present, and making the content as engaging as possible...so what should you do? How can you give people the freedom and confidence to express opinions, voice concerns,...read more
On October 1st 2017 I sat down with my sketch book and a cheap free pen from some hotel somewhere to undertake a month long challenge - to create an inked drawing every single day during that month, and post it online along with thousands of other...read more
Mindset shift: this sits within the Emotional part of our PIE Model. Why is a mindset shift Emotional, not Intellectual? Well, for one reason...elephants. In this video, we explore the Elephant and the Rider, the fact that elephants never forget, as well as tackling...read more
There seems to be a myth that to be a creative or innovative company you need to be surrounded by beanbags and post it notes. We are investigating what it really takes to develop an innovative and creative culture.read more
Would you plan a children's birthday party as a checkbox exercise, not considering the emotional state of the children attending, or the birthday boy or girl? Whether planning birthday parties or events and conferences, it's surprising how many of us forget one vital...read more
Planning your next meeting or conference? Looking for something engaging? Then why do the same old, same old? It's time to consider Doing It Differently: the first part of the Emotional element of the Purple Monster PIE Model. Fill in your details to get the rest of...read more