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No, we are not talking about solar energy or windmills. It is the untapped energy your employees can contribute to the success of your organisation, if they chose to do so. Of course, it is the “chose” part that is tricky and a hot topic of discussion in South East Asia and many other regions worldwide. The Straits Times, Singapore’s largest newspaper, recently published an article by Cynthia Stuckey, Forum’s managing director, Asia Pacific, giving advice on the topic. Here are a few highlights.

“THE world’s most successful companies have known for years that having an environment in which employees “show up” every day, not only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well, is essential to achieving the bottom line.”

“Leaders can take actions to enhance engagement and results not through a “one-size-fits-all” approach, but in targeting actions to the specific needs and expectations of their employees.”

“There are engagement factors that allow companies to predict engagement levels…

  • Being encouraged to offer opinions and ideas to make meaningful decisions;
  • Doing satisfying, meaningful work I am good at;
  • Working in an environment that provides opportunities for my family to understand the organisation and the work I do;
  • Feeling that others value my contributions;
  • Working with people who share my high standards of performance, take initiative and accept accountability; and
  • Having opportunities to hear and talk about the organisation’s strategy, goals, plans and activities.”

Additionally, five engagement need profiles were identified and advice for how leaders can drive engagement was provided. The full article is available on The Straits Times to subscribers.

For more information on employee engagement, you can listen to Cynthia’s radio interview on employee engagement that appeared on 938Live or download Forum’s global report on employee engagement. To discuss employee engagement in Asia Pacific with Forum, email [email protected], call +65-6505-2050 or visit www.forumasiapacific.com.sg.

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Janine Carlson
Based in Singapore, Janine Carlson is a key member of the Asia Pacific leadership team. She sets the overall marketing strategy for Forum's Asia Pacific operations and ensures its effective implementation, including brand building, lead generation, thought leadership, public relations, online marketing, and events.


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