Engaged Organizations

Articles posted by Rachel Happe

Engagement is Complex Engagement is a spectrum of psychological intensity and is useful to broadly discuss how active, interested, and committed people are. That vague general definition was all fine… until we started trying to measure engagement. Measuring feelings is always a dicey business and depending on the methodology and tools used, the approaches vary

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We get leadership confused with a few different characteristics; power, management, vision, influence, and impact. Those are all different things that can co-occur but require the ability to negotiate the inherent tension between leadership vs. control, power vs. influence, and vision vs. impact.

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Leadership and the Coherence Dividend

Most of us have worked with individuals in leadership roles who say all the right things but leave us feeling unsettled. We can’t always pinpoint why and, if you are like me, you might assume it’s just you. We tend to shrug it off, ignore our gut reaction, and then not think too much about

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It is clear work is changing. The pandemic has helped people and organizations realize that their assumptions about how work had to be were not true. Many of those assumptions like long commutes, frequent travel, and long meetings were significant inhibitors to individual wellness and organizational diversity. At the same time, employees were being asked

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Creating a collaborative, engaged, and psychologically safe workplace seems to bedevil most organizations. I believe it is the way we think about and construct business models and strategies. Too often, the non-financial values go unconsidered in business models because they can’t easily be quantified financially. Leaders may acknowledge intrinsic values but it doesn’t make it

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I’m thrilled to announce a new report, looking exclusively at enterprise community programs, how they operate, and what impact they have. Digital Workplace Communities in 2021 offers data about the changing visibility and impact of these programs, especially as organizations adjusted to the COVID pandemic and now as they navigate a hybrid workplace. The results

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Employees are Drowning in Network Effects

The Great Reevaluation is creating such untenable situations for people that they are leaving jobs without first finding another one – even in the U.S. where they risk losing health care. They are doing it against their economic self-interest. They are doing it because they can no longer tolerate their work environment. This reevaluation has

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