employee engagement

Codie McQuay on gamifying the workplace

Episode #11 – Playing Games at Work

In episode 11 of Relationships at Work, I chat with facilitation expert Codie McQuay, on looking at work differently through gamifying it. Whether it’s regular meetings, a strategy session, on-boarding, she shares how playing games at work can improve the employee experience. A few reasons Cody is awesome – She is a consultant and facilitator …

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Leslie O'Flahavan Relationships at Work podcast

Episode #1 – Plain Language At Work

In episode one of Relationships at Work, I chat with Leslie O’Flahavan, as we discuss how we communicate with each other in the workplace and how incorporating plain language can benefit your relationships with others. Some of the reasons Leslie is awesome – Owner of the E-write consultancy, she’s a professional writing trainer, coach and …

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Internal podcasts recording through a microphone

How Internal Podcasts can Help Engage Your Employees

Internal podcasts are a great tool for communications and to engage your employees. It’s like having your very own company culture radio station. The popularity and adoption of podcasting continues to rise. According to Statistica, the number of those who have listened to podcasts over the age of 12, jumped 44% from 2018 to 2019. …

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7 Employee Engagement Superpowers for More than Mere Mortals

You have employee experience superpowers and you may not even know it. I’m a super hero nerd. I grew up on Marvel comics, reading about the latest adventures of Spider-man, the Avengers and the X-men. And, with the rise of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, I’m a very happy, happy boy. Watching these extraordinary people …

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tips on presenting

Your Presentation Is Not A Report And How To Fix It

A great presentation is an amazing tool in engaging your employees. But, I can’t tell you how often I’ve sat through a presentation that was just a report out in disguise. When asked to do a presentation, make sure that’s what you are actually delivering. Most presentations are far more about reading back information from …

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tearing down silos

Stop Trying to Tear Down My Silo

“Tear down silos!” “Let’s silo smash!” “Break down those walls!” These are passionate phrases I’ve heard repeatedly when it comes to employee engagement and change management, in a perceived effort to improve an organization by fostering collaboration and understanding through HULK SMASH language. I frequently used these phrases myself, in an effort to demonstrate my …

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