In today’s rapidly changing world, the global economy is creating both risks and opportunities for organisations. Arguably, an organisation’s greatest asset is its people. This is especially true if they are willing to give that extra discretionary effort; it can have substantial benefits to the bottom line: the business objectives. First-class organisations increasingly recognise this potential and the need to foster a new kind of relationship with employees, and this is driving the challenge of employee engagement.
Wherever your organisation is on the spectrum, reading this overview suggests that you, or your business, have identified that the ability to influence others is important.
Our short online programme is intended to challenge your thinking about:
How your organisation engages its employees.
What role you play in engaging those with whom you work.
What actions you want to take to continue engaging others.
During our programme, we encourage participants to keep an open mind throughout and to link what they have heard or read to their own practice or activity. Then, through honest reflection, create their own practical action plan to move forward. This action plan may be to tweak behaviours and actions when working with peers and colleagues.
In addition to the activities in the programme workbook, there is a self-assessment quiz at the end of both units one and two. The quiz provides an opportunity to conclude the unit and prepare for the next one. All units in the programme include practical activities, informational videos, fact sheets, and valuable information and tips.
There are three units in the programme. The first: Why Is Engaging Employees Important? is about the organisation. It has 11 steps and creates an opportunity for you to think about:
Components that create first-class employee engagement in organisations.
Drivers and barriers to first-class employee engagement.
Links between individual engagement and business performance.
The second unit: How Do I Plan To Engage Employees? is about you. It has 10 steps and offers some tried and tested tools to help participants take action. In this unit participants will:
Understand tools and activities that can help engage employees.
Explore the mindsets that support others to engage with the organisation.
Identify what they want to start doing, stop going or continue doing.
The third unit: Action Planning is about moving forward. It uses everything that has been reflected on, thought about or learnt during units one and two, and through the 7-Day Challenge it identifies what is wanted or needed to be done next. The 7-Day Challenge can be repeated and, as a result of experiences, it can be adapted.
During the programme, participants will be guided to either complete an activity or write some reflections. The idea is that these activities and reflections will add support to fulfil the 7-Day Challenge and create an action plan at the end of the programme.
The cost of this programme is £24.99 per person and can be accessed at any time, from any location (subject to necessary internet access) and should take approximately 10 hours to complete, including activities.
To access the programme, go to ProLearn and create an account.