Employee Engagement: Focus on the right Symbiont.

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So f* off /
It’s so easy to fall into that hole /
And you’re the one who cast me in that role / (Social Parasite, Alice in Chains)

We often hear comparisons of organizations with organisms. In his book ‘The Living Company’, Arie De Gues compares companies to living organisms by arguing that just like them, companies learn, evolve and eventually cease to exist. The traditional view point of the contract between an employee and the organization/employer has been that of two principals who are inherently in conflict; but in order to maximize their self-interest they engage in co-operation with each other. Employee-employer relationships have come a long way from the Master-Slave days and so has the implicit contract between them.

Continue reading “Employee Engagement: Focus on the right Symbiont.”

Where Appraisal meets Engagement…

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It’s that time of the year again! When the industry buzzword is “Appraisal” ….. at least for a few months.

For employees – commences the race to getting to the highest bonus bracket.

For managers, supervisors – dealing with the stress of negotiations, confrontations and potentially unwarranted employee pride

For HR – is the true test of their Performance Management strategy Continue reading “Where Appraisal meets Engagement…”

Kwench among top 50 fastest growing companies

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Silicon India has listed Kwench as one of the entrants into their 50 Fastest Growing Companies – 2017 List and we are mighty pleased.

I refer to the write-up to particularly explain the two important terms in that shortlist – Growing and Fastest.

About Growth it says:

The term ‘Growth’ has become a buzzword for present day organisation’s to sustain and survive in this competitive age. Competition at present times among the companies has been recognized as the driving force behind the operation of markets and fostering innovations, forcing the companies to adopt a unique business model that helps in generating revenue as well as profit to enhance the growth of the company. (emphasis mine)

About Fastest it says:

 In the world of business, the fastest growing companies are graded in terms of its sales turnovers. Sales growth strategy is regarded as one of the most reliable and proven business strategy for any business. Though all good companies increase their sales every year but there are some exceptional companies with competitive moat, do faster than others. For these companies increase in sales turnover represents market domination. (emphasis mine)

You can download an extract with the listing and the write-up about kwench or read the complete eMagazine

View/Dowload: Extract of Listing and Write-Up on Kwench

View Silicon India eMagazine (gated, redirects to Silicon India site)

n:gage Content: Download the 10Cs of Engagement Flash Cards

Ivey Business Journal published an awesome post titled ‘What Engages Employees the Most OR, the Ten Cs of Employee Engagement’

We liked it so much that we have used that post as a reference to make some quick Flashcards for you to use as reference on a daily basis as you go about your work or create communication about Employee Engagement. Feel free to use these in your emails, posters, presentations, mailers et. al.

Download the full set of cards here or copy the URL: http://get.kwench.in/kudos_10csemployeeengagement_/ into your browser.

 

Engage with the gift of time

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It’s just another manic Monday
I wish it was Sunday
‘Cause that’s my fun day
My I don’t have to run day
It’s just another manic Monday (Manic Monday, Bangles)

On a Monday morning most employees glance at their calendars for the week, see the myriad patchwork of colored blocks staring back at them from their chock-a-block calendars, heave a long sigh and head for the coffee machine in the hope that caffeine will make it all go away.

And this is just the ‘planned’ part of the week. Continue reading “Engage with the gift of time”