Connection Culture: Boosting Employee Engagement
In the average organization three out of 10 employees are engaged, while in the best organizations the number climbs to six or more. The low rate of engagement hasn't budged in more than a decade. Why? Employee engagement surveys and programs are not enough. Higher engagement is rooted in a culture whose language, attitudes and behaviors make people feel connected to one another rather than feel unsupported, left out or alone. Employees in an organization with a high degree of connection are more productive, more engaged, more collaborative, and less likely to leave. In fact, research demonstrates that there is a set of learnable leadership behaviors that can ignite the workforce so individuals do more than survive – they thrive.
Sharing knowledge integrated from multiple fields including neuroscience, organizational behavior, psychology, sociology, history, and proprietary research, Michael Lee Stallard, President of E Pluribus Partners, describes the “Connection Culture” that every organization needs to boost employee engagement and to thrive for sustained periods of time. The session is based on Michael’s new book titled Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy and Understanding at Work.
During this participative session you will learn:
- 3 social cultures and the effect they have on individual and organizational performance
- 3 core elements of a “connection culture”
- Best practices to create a culture that boosts engagement
This webinar qualifies for continuing education units (CEUs) through IACET (International Association for Continuing Education and Training).
Articles to Download
Connection Culture - Chapter One
ATD Videos on Connection Culture:
Fast Company Article
SmartBrief on Leadership
Michael Lee Stallard
Michael is President of E Pluribus Partners, a leadership training and consulting firm based in Greenwich, Connecticut. He speaks and teaches at a wide variety of organizations including Foote, Cone & Belding, Google, U.S. Government Accountability Office, Johnson & Johnson, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, NASA, Scotiabank, and TCU. Michael is the primary author of Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy and Understanding at Work and Fired Up or Burned Out: How to Reignite Your Team’s Passion, Creativity and Productivity. He writes for the CEO Advisor column of FoxBusiness.com and is a regular contributor to SmartBriefs on Leadership. Articles about his work have appeared in leadership periodicals worldwide. He is a faculty member of the Institute for Management Studies and Executive Development Partners.
This event is free for RPI Members, $29 for RPI Practitioner Basic and Nonmembers.
Each education course offered by RPI is approved for CEUs as approved by ANSI/ IACET. Recognition Professionals International (RPI) has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 8405 Greensboro Drive, Suite 800, McLean, VA 22102.