[Video] The Lying Org-Chart

We have a new video up on the kwenchEngage! YouTube channel called "The Lying Org-Chart".  Take a look. A quick introduction to the power of Social Networks within organizations and how it can be unleashed to achieve better collaboration and also increase employee engagement. References for content used in the video: "How Org Charts Lie", … Continue reading [Video] The Lying Org-Chart

Remote Working and Employee (dis)Engagement?

"WFH!" came the terse reply from an engineer I had asked for a time to meet up and go over a rather tricky problem. The engineer in question worked for a large telecom company and I was then working for an IT services firm where “working from home” was severely frowned upon. Today that large … Continue reading Remote Working and Employee (dis)Engagement?

Building a high-energy work environment

Usually when people think of an office buzzing with energy with everyone in the ‘zone’ they think of start-ups. Small office, people sitting where they can, cheap furniture, lots of wires criss-crossing the floor from all the machines lying helter-skelter all around. For the record, the first “office” ‘kwench had was a living room and … Continue reading Building a high-energy work environment

Mission Impossible – ‘Presenteeism’ Protocol

The world of banking has a term it dreads – NPA (Non-Performing Assets). These typically refer to loans that are at high risk of default. Your employees are your most precious assets and their best performance is what you bank on to make the organization thrive. The Towers-Watson Global Workforce Study 2012 surveyed over 32,000 … Continue reading Mission Impossible – ‘Presenteeism’ Protocol

The amplifying effect of peer-networks

You hate the slow tedious testing process your company has for its blockbuster product. Surely there is a better way to do things. You get onto the company’s new collaboration platform and connect with like minded people across various departments in the company. Discussions around topics of mutual interest start. Ideas for some new software … Continue reading The amplifying effect of peer-networks

Notes to the CEO: Transform your employee engagement strategy [Infographic]

You have tried everything - hiked salaries, given huge bonus payouts, taken the whole company on an all expenses paid trip, there's free food in the refrigerator and even a yoga teacher who comes in every Friday to help the team relax. And yet, you don't see it. There is simply no energy. Products aren't … Continue reading Notes to the CEO: Transform your employee engagement strategy [Infographic]

Social Intranets: Your key to a “Knowledge-Creating Company”

By 2016, 50 percent of large organizations will have internal Facebook-like social networks, and that 30 percent of these will be considered as essential as email and telephones are today. (Gartner Research) Social networking sites are increasingly becoming the primary means of communication among people outside of their workplace. It should therefore come as no surprise … Continue reading Social Intranets: Your key to a “Knowledge-Creating Company”