How to Promote Workplace Engagement

Interview Carol Barkes

Here are a few things that Carol Barkes could say in an interview on workplace engagement:

1)  Be open to listen. To be an integral part of the team, their opinions and ideas need to be counted and be heard.

2)  Include team members in change.  Consider David Rock’s SCARF model for change.  Humans naturally do not like change so it is really important to manage it effectively to keep staff engaged and positive.

3)  Schedule flexibility.  The happiest employees can manage their time and schedule.  Happier employee means more effective, engaged employees.

4)  Effective feedback. The regular feedback that is positive and ones that are less so redirects directly but gently.

5)  A dynamic workplace and continual learning.  When a company is really at the top of its game, it is exciting to come to work.  Further, our brains like new shiny things so the opportunity to learn new information keeps us engaged and interested.

6)  Servant leadership. Leading with the idea of how we can best serve our employees and make their lives easier is beneficial.  When employees know the organization is really there for them, too, they are more likely to be all-in.

Available for Interviews: Carol Barkes

Carol Barkes is a trend-setting mediator, business executive and educator specializing in the use of neuroscience to improve business performance, interpersonal communications, negotiation and conflict resolution processes for optimally successful results.

Jo Allison
PR Managing Editor
Success In Media, Inc.

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