We all intuitively know that there is a link between leadership and culture. Leadership has a significant impact on the morale and feelings of employees and we know that leadership drives retention. It is the cornerstone of engagement - everything else depends on it. When I’m talking about the connection between leadership and culture, there are three things that I find particularly interesting:
The term employee engagement relates to the level of an employee's commitment and connection to an organization. Employee engagement has emerged as a critical driver of business success in today's competitive marketplace. High levels of engagement promote retention of talent, foster customer loyalty and improve organizational performance and stakeholder value.
Each day, pollsters at the Gallup Company monitor the upticks and downticks of America's pulse. They track large scale indicators like the country's unemployment rate, the citizenry's economic confidence, and the president's approval rating. But among these tracked statistics at Gallup lies a less publicized marker: what percentage of U.S. workers say they are engaged at their jobs?
This is the time of year when many companies are asking workers to fill out surveys that measure how content they are with their jobs, compensation, benefits and managers.HR departments often find it difficult to get employees to complete these employee engagement surveys. Sometimes, when workers do fill them out and HR discovers a department has a morale problem, it can be just as difficult to get those workers to speak up and explain why they're unhappy.And there's a reason for that, employee engagement experts say.