Employee engagement

Phil Dourado's picture

Richard Branson: "Our employees can work whenever they want, from wherever they want"

What would your organization be like if you completely trusted everybody? What would you have to do to get to that point?

These questions come from a book I posted about at the end of 2011, 'Relax! A Happy Business Story'. With happy employees comes loyalty and creativity, and of course, infectious enthusiasm. The first step on that journey is Trust. As usual, the Bearded Wonder takes that to the extreme.

Phil Dourado's picture

Only 13% of Employees Feel Engaged at Work. Richard Branson Has Some Advice.

This week from the Bearded Wonder:

"Success in business is all about people, people, people.

Whatever industry a company is in, its employees are its biggest competitive advantage. As Virgin Pulse CEO Chris Boyce said recently, “They’re the ones making the magic happen -- so long as their needs are being met.”

So how do we meet those needs?

Richard Branson

That title's depressing. 13%.

Cindy Solomon's picture

5 Things Chipotle Can Teach Your Company

Everyone’s all atwitter about Chipotle right now. Why? Because they’re redefining the fast-casual food industry with organic ingredients, sustainably farmed food, and a fresh, new way of managing people. Even those of us who work outside the hospitality industry can learn a few things from their success:

Jim Taggart's picture

Employee Engagement Surveys: Junk Science or Useful Tool?

Workpplace Surveys


How many times have you filled out an employee questionnaire at work, dutifully responding to questions ranging from training and development opportunities to communication to teamwork to leadership?

And then what happened in the following months?

Emma Bateman's picture

I'm in Charge Round Here. The Leadership Philosophy of Harry Bateman. Aged 2 3/4

In this blog I take insipration from small things said or done by my toddler son, and apply them to the world of leadership, engagement and work. Just to see what happens.  I like crashing things together just to see what happens. Hope you like it.


Jim Taggart's picture

Are You on the Employee Engagement Bus?


We’re all well aware that the economy has changed rapidly in the past decade. The job market has gone through major convulsions since 2008, and the sad part is that the expected recovery has been anemic at best. Workers are feeling used, abused and unappreciated. Employee assistance programs (EAP) are thriving. Stress is in the stratosphere, wellness is in the tank and suicides are on the rise.

Employee disengagement is the consequence.

Jim Taggart's picture

Are YOU an Owner in Your Corporate Retreat? From Numbness to Engagement

Your eyes are glazing over, head slumping dangerously closer to the table, upon which lie scattered papers. The coffee’s terrible, as are the fat-laden muffins and pastries.