These two are top-notch thinkers in the culture and engagement space, and I love that they cut through the BS in this book, and then give you ideas for addressing engagement that you won't be embarrassed to bring to your senior management. —Vivek Bhaskaran, Founder and CEO, QuestionPro
WASHINGTON (PRWEB) January 10, 2019
One of the biggest problems in the business world is declining employee engagement – and Maddie Grant and Jamie Notter present a provocative alternative solution in their newest book, The Non-Obvious Guide to Employee Engagement (For Millennials, Boomers, and Everyone Else). Their third book together, out January 31, debunks a common misconception about the role of employee satisfaction and happiness, uncovers a critical mindshift for understanding engagement differently, and delivers a concrete roadmap for improving this important metric of organizational health—one that has barely moved in the past decade, despite literally billions being spent by organizations trying to improve it.
“Maddie and Jamie provide a practical, outcomes-based approach to employee engagement. They understand how to make an intentional impact within your organization, and they provide a step-by-step guide on how to get there,” said Shawn VanDerziel, Chief Human Resources Officer for the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, who has worked with Notter and Grant to help strengthen the workplace culture at the Museum.
One of the first three releases in the new “Non-Obvious Guide” series from IdeaPress, Grant and Notter’s Guide offers a fresh approach to engagement by moving away from the historical emphasis on employee satisfaction and happiness and instead focusing on what it takes to make both employees and their organization more successful. They provide a “Playbook Model” for making tangible changes that will actually move the needle on engagement.
“We’ve been so focused on improving our engagement survey scores every year, that we’ve lost sight of the true source of engagement—people being successful and effective at work,” said co-author Jamie Notter, who founded the culture consultancy, Human Workplaces, with Grant prior to releasing their previous book. “We need to stop trying to fix the symptom and address employee engagement at the root cause,” he said.
The book is available for pre-order at http://bit.ly/nogee and will be shipped out on January 31, 2019.
About the authors: Maddie Grant and Jamie Notter are co-founders at Human Workplaces, where they help leaders drive growth and engagement by aligning and activating workplace culture. Together, they have a combined 40 years of experience working with organizations from a variety of industries, including software, healthcare, retail, finance, and non-profit. They are also co-authors of When Millennials Take Over and Humanize. Based in Washington, DC, they are frequent keynote speakers to diverse audiences around the world.